Robbie Amell Cast In 'Flash' As Firestorm
Robbie Amell has joined the cast of new CW series The Flash as DC comic hero Firestorm/ Ronnie Raymond.
The Flash Casts Robbie Amell
CW announced Amell’s casting in The Flash Thursday, revealing that it jumped at the opportunity to have the actor return to the network after his show The Tomorrow People was canceled after a short run.
“[Producers] 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,” executive producer Greg Berlanti told Entertainment Weekly. “We can’t wait for viewers and fans of the character to check it out.”
Amell is equally excited to be reteaming with The CW and to once again play a superhero for the network. “I’m so excited to join forces with Greg Berlanti and The CW again on The Flash,” the actor said in a statement. “Being brought into the DC Universe is a dream, I can’t wait to get started.”
Amell’s cousin, Stephen Amell, plays Oliver Queen/ Arrow on the eponymous CW series. Arrow, The Flash and Firestorm are all a part of the DC Comics Universe. Oliver Queen even appears in the extended trailer for The Flash, indicating that there will be crossovers between the two shows – and perhaps a chance for the cousins to share the screen.
Firestorm, in the comics, is the result of a fusion of Raymond – a student – and physicist Martin Stein that’s caused by a nuclear accident.
The Flash, which stars Grant Gustin in the titular role, premieres Oct. 8.