The CW has released a new piece of promo art for their upcoming animated CW Seed series Freedom Fighters: The Ray. This is the second animated series to be done on the CW's on-line presence. The first being two season of Vixen which later lead to a live action appearance for star Megalyn Echikunwoke on Arrow and now Maisie Richardson-Sellers plays Vixen's grandmother, a previous version of Vixen on DC's Legends of Tomorrow.
The new series is set to debut sometime in December and features the voice of Russell Tovey as journalist Ray Terrill. Tovey will first appear in live-action on the 4-part Arrowverse crossover event Crisis on Earth-X. The difference between Earth-1 and Earth-X is that the Nazi's won World War II… so things are a big different. It also features evil versions of Green Arrow, Supergirl and The Flash… so The Ray and his Freedom Fighters will have their work cut out for them.
The poster features The Ray along with Red Tornado (A design we first saw on Season 1 of Supergirl), Black Condor, Phantom Lady, Vibe and a character I can't quite make out, but I'm going to guess that it's Doll Man from the Freedom Fighters comics.
Though some sites have been calling The Ray the first openly gay hero in the Arrowverse, that would be wrong. He is gay, but so is Mr. Terrific and White Canary is bi-sexual. During an interview on the CW, Marc Guggenheim talked about their being 2 versions of The Ray, both an Earth-1 and Earth-X version. We'll have to see how that plays out.