In a superb bit of casting, openly gay British actor Russell Tovey (“Looking,” “Being Human,” “Quantico”) is set to play gay superhero The Ray for The CW’s DC series.
Tovey will appear in the four-episode crossover event of “Arrow,” “The Flash,” “Supergirl” and “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” as part of the storyline which will be titled ‘Crisis on Earth-X’.
In the comics the character is an investigative reporter who is exposed to a genetic light bomb which grants him light-based powers.
The crossover event takes place over two nights, November 27th & 28th, on The CW.
Source: TV Line