If you were a fan of The CW’s The Tomorrow People and are still heartbroken about the demise of #AmellWednesdays, you can now rejoice in the fact that Robbie Amell is heading back to the network in the Arrow spinoff, The Flash. Amell is reunited with executive producer Greg Berlanti and has been cast in a major recurring role playing DC Comics Character Ronnie Raymond – also known as one-half of Firestorm.
Raymond, a maintenance worker at S.T.A.R. labs and Caitlin Snow’s (Danielle Panabaker) fiance, plays an integral part in the particle accelerator accident that transforms Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) into the Flash.
Amell will make his debut on the show’s third episode of the season, putting him in the superhero universe alongside his cousin Stephen Amell who plays Oliver Queen in Arrow.
“[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,” said executive producer Greg Berlanti. “We can’t wait for viewers and fans of the character to check it out.”
Amell added, “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.”
The Flash premieres Oct. 7 at 8 p.m. on The CW.