PRIZM News / October 16, 2017 / By Romeo San Vicente

Deep Inside Hollywood

By Romeo San Vicente

After Thanksgiving weekend is over and you’ve successfully shaken off your family until late December, the CW has a gift to soothe you back into comfortable queerness.

Russell Tovey, the “Quantico”/”Looking” star with the cute ears, will be playing gay superhero The Ray for a CW Arrowverse four-part crossover special.

Oh, you don’t know who The Ray is?

OK, comic book lessons start now: The Ray is a part of DC’s Justice League, and he’s a man who got exposed to a genetic light bomb (not important to know what that is because we’re shaky on the concept ourselves) and now has light-based superpowers that allow him to fight criminals.

Also, he’s gay. Now you’re caught up.

Tovey will keep on being The Ray after this special as well, because he’s also voicing the character for CW Seed’s upcoming animated series, “Freedom Fighters: The Ray.” There’s going to be so much gay Ray you won’t know what to do with all of it.

Tune in Nov. 27 and 28 for a crash course in believing that a gay superhero can blind bad dudes with the power of justice.