Robbie Amell Cast In The Flash As Firestorm
Posted by Joseph Lee on 07.09.2014
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TV Line reports that Robbie Amell (The Tomorrow People, Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous, Revenge, 1600 Penn and True Jackson VP) has joined the cast of The Flash. Amell is the cousin of Stephen Amell, who plays Arrow. He will play Ronnie Raymond, the fiance of S.T.A.R. Labs scientist Caitlin Snow (Danielle Panabaker).
Raymond is one half of the superhero Firestorm, while in the comics, Snow eventually becomes Killer Frost. In The Flash, Ronnie, a maintenance worker for S.T.A.R. Labs, is involved with the particle accelerator accident that turns Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) into the Fastest Man Alive.
Executive producer Greg Berlanti said: "[DC Comics Chief Creative Officer] 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. We can't wait for viewers and fans of the character to check it out."
The series debuts on October 7 at 8/7c. Amell will debut in Episode 3.