Robbie Amell Joins THE FLASH As Firestorm

I guess it pays to have a cousin portraying a lead superhero on a hit CW series. Robbie Amell has joined CW's upcoming series, The Flash in a super-powered role. He's just the latest addition to a pretty impressive lineup the DC TV world has built so far. Come check it out!

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By KingPatel - 7/9/2014

Robbie Amell, former star of The Tomorrow People and cousin of Arrow lead Stephen Amell, has joined the cast of The Flash in the recurring role of Ronnie Raymond, otherwise known as Firestorm. He is currently set to debut in the third episode of the upcoming season.

Raymond is said to be a S.T.A.R. Labs maintenance worker and Dr. Caitlin Snow’s fiancé, who played an integral part in the particle accelerator accident that transformed Barry Allen into The Flash. This is a slight deviation from his comic book counterpart, but we'll see how this plays out in the fall. 

Sound off with your thoughts below!



Barry Allen was just 11 years old when his mother was killed in a bizarre and terrifying incident and his father was falsely convicted of the murder. With his life changed forever by the tragedy, Barry was taken in and raised by Detective Joe West, the father of Barry’s best friend, Iris. Now, Barry has become a brilliant, driven and endearingly geeky CSI investigator, whose determination to uncover the truth about his mother’s strange death leads him to follow up on every unexplained urban legend and scientific advancement that comes along. Barry’s latest obsession is a cutting edge particle accelerator, created by visionary physicist Harrison Wells and his S.T.A.R. Labs team, who claim that this invention will bring about unimaginable advancements in power and medicine. However, something goes horribly wrong during the public unveiling, and when the devastating explosion causes a freak storm, many lives are lost and Barry is struck by lightning. After nine months in a coma, Barry awakens to find his life has changed once again – the accident has given him the power of super speed, granting him the ability to move through Central City like an unseen guardian angel. Though initially excited by his newfound powers, Barry is shocked to discover he is not the only “meta-human” who was created in the wake of the accelerator explosion – and not everyone is using their new powers for good. In the months since the accident, the city has seen a sharp increase in missing people, unexplained deaths and other strange phenomena. Barry now has a renewed purpose – using his gift of speed to protect the innocent, while never giving up on his quest to solve his mother’s murder and clear his father’s name. For now, only a few close friends and associates know that Barry is literally the fastest man alive, but it won’t be long before the world learns what Barry Allen has become…The Flash.


The Flash features:
Grant Gustin as Barry Allen/Flash
Candice Patton as Iris West
Rick Cosnett as Eddie Thawne
Danielle Panabaker as Caitlin Snow
Carlos Valdes as Cisco Ramon
Tom Cavanagh as Dr. Harrison Wells
Jesse L. Martin as Detective Joe West
John Wesley Shipp as Henry Allen
Michelle Harrison as Nora Allen
Robbie Amell as Ronnie Raymond


The Flash premieres October 7, 2014.


Source: Variety
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BlackIceJoe - 7/9/2014, 10:09 AM
Well that is interesting news. I wonder who will play the other part of Firestorm. I hope they find a good actor for Jason.
FastFlames - 7/9/2014, 10:10 AM
I liked the Tomorrow People, shame it got cancled.
npamusic - 7/9/2014, 10:11 AM
Is he Stephen's brother? wut.
BlackIceJoe - 7/9/2014, 10:12 AM
@npamusic He is his cousin.
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 7/9/2014, 10:12 AM
^cousin
npamusic - 7/9/2014, 10:12 AM
Oh Stephen is his cousin, makes sense.
Owlman88 - 7/9/2014, 10:13 AM
@npamusic

*cousin
NovaCorpsFan - 7/9/2014, 10:14 AM
Anyone else think there's gonna be a JL team on the small screen with the lesser known JL members like Atom and Firestorm?
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 7/9/2014, 10:14 AM
Felicity has a history with Firestorm in the comics. Though, the felicity in Arrow is probably different than the comic version.
thebearjew - 7/9/2014, 10:15 AM
hes Stephen amell's brother (guy who plays arrow)
he also has nice hair
thebearjew - 7/9/2014, 10:15 AM
novacorps I very very highly doubt it
NovaCorpsFan - 7/9/2014, 10:16 AM
Well, they're certainly setting about bringing in lesser known DC heroes.
JamesMan - 7/9/2014, 10:17 AM
McGee - 7/9/2014, 10:17 AM
Felicity gonna f*ck his daddy! :D
Gusto - 7/9/2014, 10:18 AM
Are you f'n kidding me???
Firestorm on TV? No, no, no.
NovaCorpsFan - 7/9/2014, 10:19 AM
I'll bet Arrow season 3 has a lot of super powered people in it and they'll all be because of the particle accelerator.
McGee - 7/9/2014, 10:20 AM
@JamesMan

blackandyellow - 7/9/2014, 10:20 AM
I'll support anything that makes Gusto unhappy.
Gusto - 7/9/2014, 10:20 AM
And, "a slight deviation from his comic book counterpart"????
Yeah...and, Yoss & Cipher have a slight alcohol problem!
Gusto - 7/9/2014, 10:20 AM
My foot's gonna support your left ass cheek!!!!!!!
NovaCorpsFan - 7/9/2014, 10:22 AM
@Gusto
0megaDaGod - 7/9/2014, 10:22 AM
Asterisk - 7/9/2014, 10:25 AM
And that's why they should connect the TV and movie universes. So those lesser-known [racial slur]z are already cast
MrBlackjack - 7/9/2014, 10:25 AM
Anyone else think there's gonna be a JL team on the small screen with the lesser known JL members like Atom and Firestorm?

Yep.
Gusto - 7/9/2014, 10:26 AM
LOL...Nova, read your comic!
Do more!!!!!!!
GreenLantern519 - 7/9/2014, 10:26 AM
Cool. I'm surprised with the amount of DC Characters they're putting onto these CW shows. It's cool that they're really delving into the DC Universe!
SniktBub - 7/9/2014, 10:27 AM
Wow, this CW DC universe just keeps getting more interesting. I can't wait till the shows start
GreenLantern519 - 7/9/2014, 10:27 AM
Having a JL team on the small screen along with the big screen would be a good move on WB's part.
Nomis - 7/9/2014, 10:27 AM
Firstorm...Kewl Deal!
SniktBub - 7/9/2014, 10:28 AM
But who's playing Jason?
NovaCorpsFan - 7/9/2014, 10:29 AM
@Gusto

If I can find a new artist to do 'em I'll increase the output.
Klone - 7/9/2014, 10:29 AM
Hilarious.
yossarian - 7/9/2014, 10:32 AM
My alcohol problem is slight. As in I can't seem to figure out how to drink utilizing slight of hand magic.
DeusExSponge - 7/9/2014, 10:32 AM
Ohhhhh, flame on mudda ess holes! Damn this is getting too good!
NovaCorpsFan - 7/9/2014, 10:33 AM
It'd be great to get a crossover episode where Green Arrow, Black Canary, Flash, Atom and Firestorm come together and fight off a HUGE threat.
McGee - 7/9/2014, 10:33 AM
Firestorm's dad gonna f*ck Felicity sooo good... She gonna be like "I gotta marry this guy!"
Bread - 7/9/2014, 10:34 AM
@Nova- I think they're totally building towards something like that, and it's probably gonna be really [frick]ing awesome!. Hopefully it'll only be a one episode thing, I don't want the Arrowverse to turn into Smallville.
grif - 7/9/2014, 10:35 AM
cant wait to see how laughable the outfit and look will be
DrDoom - 7/9/2014, 10:35 AM
So the 'fiance who was killed' is already back?
shabat - 7/9/2014, 10:40 AM
I would prefer that not all metahumans be a result of this particle accelerator.
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