MORRISON-Inspired DC's THE RAY Animated Series Announced

"Freedom Fighters: The Ray" graphic
Credit: CW Seed
Credit: CW Seed

DC's the Ray is starring in the new animated series Freedom Fighters: The Ray for CW Seed. Scheduled to debut in 2017, the series is said to be based on Grant Morrison and Jim Lee's take on the character from The Multiversity: Mastermen #1.

"In DC’s Multiversity series, writer Grant Morrison updated the Freedom Fighters to better reflect American demographics," reads CW Seed's description. "Inspired by Morrison’s new take on the character, the series Freedom Fighters: The Ray will introduce the first gay Super Hero to lead a show."

There's no word on if other Freedom Fighters will appear in the animated series. The CW Seed image (at right) actually has Dave Johnson's 2010 Freedom Fighters #1 cover in the background, with Uncle Sam, The Phantom Lady, Black Condor, and others.

"Raymond 'Ray' Terrill was a reporter who discovered a group of government scientists working on a secret project to turn light into a weapon of mass destruction," reads CW Seed's character description. "But before he could report on his findings, the project head exposed Ray to a “genetic light bomb.” The bomb failed to kill him and instead gifted Ray with light-based powers. With these abilities, Ray realized he could go beyond reporting on injustice – he could take action to help stop it. Calling himself the Ray, he was recruited by Uncle Sam and the Freedom Fighters to fight violence and oppression wherever it exists."

Freedom Fighters: The Ray will be the second DC show on CW Seed after the previously-launched Vixen. Although the latter show is confirmed as 'in-continuity' with the sprawling continuity of CW's live-action DC shows, it's unknown if Freedom Fighters: The Ray will also co-exist with the live-action shows.

Freedom Fighters: The Ray is being produced by Warner Bros' Blue Ribbon Content, along with Berlanti Productions - who produces Vixen and all of the live-action DC-DW shows. Greg Berlanti and Marc Guggenheim will serve as executive producers.

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