Just as The CW’s Arrow-verse births a new Vixen, so too is her comic progenitor about to have some company. The CW confirms that CW Seed will launch a new animated series set within the universe, Freedom Fighters: The Ray, featuring a gay lead with a voice to be cast for eventual live-action debut.

Debuting in 2017, Freedom Fighters: The Ray will follow the title character of a Golden Age hero who can manipulate, and become light for various purposes. The CW also confirms that the title character will be represented as gay, while offering the below description:

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. 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.

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As with Megalyn E.K., the role will be cast in mind for an eventual live-action debut. Vixen Season 2, meanwhile, will premiere in fall 2016.

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