The CW has a new superhero. Recently, CW Seed released season one of their new TV show Freedom Fighters: The Ray.
From DC Comics, the animated series is set in an alternate world called Earth X where the Nazis won World War II. The story centers on The Ray (voiced by Russell Tovey), a metahuman with light manipulation powers who teams up with other heroes against evil. Notably, The Ray will be the gay metahuman to headline a TV show.
The entire first season of Freedom Fighters: The Ray is now available on CW Seed.
Watch a preview and read more info below:
December 8, 2017 (Burbank, CA) – The all new DC animated series FREEDOM FIGHTERS: THE RAY launches today exclusively on CW Seed, The CW Network’s digital channel. All six episodes are now streaming.
Also launching today alongside the original episodes of THE RAY is an exclusive public service announcement created for The Trevor Project, the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ young people.
All his life, Ray Terrill (Russell Tovey, “Quantico,” “Looking”) has fought injustice, dreaming of making a real difference like his older brother, a Marine who was killed in Afghanistan. One day, he stumbles upon a dying superhero from another Earth and is stunned to find that this superhero looks just like him – because it is! The dying Ray Terrill of Earth-X transfers photokinetic energy to this Earth’s Ray, making him a superhero – THE RAY. However, Ray quickly learns being a superhero isn’t all hanging muggers from streetlamps and fighting giant robots. As the evil Nazi New Reichsmen of Earth-X, led by Overgirl, close in, The Ray must learn to harness his powers by coming to terms with his true self, even if that means also finally coming out of the closet to his parents. The fate of Earth-X depends on it! Based on the characters from DC, FREEDOM FIGHTERS: THE RAY is from Blue Ribbon Content and Warner Bros. Animation, with executive producers Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, and Sam Register.
The Trevor Project is the leading and only accredited national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people under the age of 25. The Trevor Project offers a suite of crisis intervention and suicide prevention programs, including TrevorLifeline, TrevorText, and TrevorChat as well as a peer-to-peer social network support for LGBTQ young people under the age of 25, TrevorSpace. Trevor also offers an education program with resources for youth-serving adults and organizations, a legislative advocacy department fighting for pro-LGBTQ legislation and against anti-LGBTQ rhetoric/policy positions, and conducts research to discover the most effective means to help young LGBTQ people in crisis and end suicide. If you or someone you know is feeling hopeless or suicidal, our Trevor Lifeline crisis counselors are available 24/7/365 at 866.488.7386. www.TheTrevorProject.org”
What do you think? Are you a DC Comics fans? Will you watch Freedom Fighters: The Ray?