Robbie Amell, who just so happens to be the cousin of the Arrow himself, Stephen Amell, might just be a new favourite of the CW heads because, after his show The Tomorrow People was canceled after only one season, he’s found himself a sweet new gig!
Amell has been cast in the highly-anticipated Arrow spinoff series, The Flash as Ronnie Raymond, a.k.a. Firestorm. He joins an already established cast of actors, including Grant Gustin, Candice Patton, Rick Cosnett, and Danielle Panabaker.
Ronnie Raymond, along with Panabaker’s character, Dr. Caitlin Snow, play a crucial role in the particle accelerator accident that gives Barry Allen (Gustin) his super speed powers.
Greg Berlanti, executive producer of the series, had this to say about Amell’s casting:
Geoff Johns, Andrew Kreisberg and myself designed the pilot and series to include Ronnie (aka Firestorm) — and to actually have someone with Robbie’s talent playing the role is beyond exciting. We can’t wait for viewers and fans of the character to check it out.
Amell is, not surprisingly, as equally as excited to join the growing project, saying: “I’m so excited to join forces with Greg Berlanti and the CW again on ‘The Flash.’ Being brought into the DC Universe is a dream, I can’t wait to get started!”‘
According to DC Comics’ Wikia, Firestorm is a superhero created after a nuclear accident fused high schooler Ronnie Raymond with physicist Martin Stein. Being unconscious during the accident, Stein became the internal voice of reason, while Raymond was left in control of Firestorm’s physical form.
The Flash is set to premiere on October 7, 2014, on The CW.
What do you think of the news that Robbie Amell will be joining “The Flash” as Firestorm?
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