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Now Streaming: “Freedom Fighters: The Ray” On CW Seed (12/11/2017)

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As a fan of the live-action television shows that The CW Network has been putting out there for the world’s greatest DC Comics superheroes and villains, I am happy to share that the next animated feature will be hitting a computer screen or mobile device of your choice with “Freedom Fighters: The Ray”. Check out the cool poster and some premise and casting.

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The Premise: Raymond “Ray” Terrill is a lawyer who discovers a doppelganger of himself from another Earth. The man disappears, and gives him light-based powers, and he is recruited to join the Freedom Fighters.

Main Cast:
Russell Tovey as Ray Terrill/The Ray and Earth-X Counterpart
Jason Mitchell as John Trujillo and Earth-X counterpart, Black Condor of the Freedom Fighters
Dilshad Vadsaria as Jenny Knight and Earth-X countepart, Phantom Lady of the Freedom Fighters

Recurring Cast:
Melissa Benoist as Overgirl
Iddo Goldberg as Red Tornado of Earth-X
Matthew Mercer as Black Arrow and Earth-1 counterpart, Oliver Queen/Green Arrow
Scott Whyte as Blitzkrieg and Earth-1 counterpart, Barry Allen/Flash
Carlos Valdes as Cisco Ramon/Vibe of Earth-X and his Earth-1 counterpart
Sunil Malhotra as Jacob

Guest Cast:
Matthew Mercer as Dollman
Colleen O’Shaughnessey as Grace Terrill
Bruce Thomas as Robert Terrill
Danielle Panabaker as Caitlin Snow
Christopher Corey Smith as Donald
Megalyn Echikunwoke as Mari McCabe/Vixen
Echo Kellum as Curtis Holt/Mister Terrific

PiercingMetal Thoughts: I enjoyed the CW Seed show for “Vixen” quite a bit and let’s be honest, the DC Comics animated shows are far superior to their live action films. While “Wonder Woman” gave us some hope, “Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice”, “Suicide Squad” and “Justice League” were all critical disappointments. I’m going to watch this group of shorts when they are all available to enjoy and if they follow the premise of the “Vixen” show this will not be longer than a half an hour and I think everyone can afford to spare that. What do you folks think about these offerings? Maybe we will even get The Ray in the live action “Arrowverse” shows more often which I would like. If they can do Firestorm they can surely do him.

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