The great thing about the Arrowverse is that with it being so expansive, it hasn’t limited itself to live action television and, in the past few years, it’s also spilled over into the comic book realm as well as animation. When it comes to the latter, much success was found with Vixen, which was first presented as a web series that spanned two seasons before being cut together as one seamless direct-to-video movie.
Having gotten a taste for exploring other characters and possibilities that the TV shows may not have the time or budget for, the producers have since decided to branch out with their next endeavor, that being Freedom Fighters: The Ray.
Basically, it follows the adventures of a group of heroes residing on a Earth-X, a parallel world where the Nazis won World War II. As such, it’s home to its own corrupted version of the Justice League. And in keeping with the characters already established, some notable names making up the super team will be Nazi versions of the Flash, Green Arrow and Overgirl (Supergirl’s doppelganger in this universe), who’ll each be voiced by Grant Gustin, Stephen Amell and Melissa Benoist, respectively.
Speaking of which, executive producer Marc Guggenheim touched on the idea of this warped reflection of the Girl of Steel when recently sitting down with TV Insider:
“Melissa is so sweet, and so is her interpretation of Supergirl. It was fun to hear her voice records and see she’s capable of a darkness. I think she really enjoyed playing the bad guy for a bit!”
Furthermore, he wasn’t shy when it came to comparing this series to the aforementioned Vixen:
“What’s been fun about the CW Seed series is, with each one, we’ve learned something new and been able to apply it to the next one. So Vixen Season 2 is better than Season 1. And The Ray is stronger than Vixen Season 2. I’m thrilled with the way things are shaping up.”
And knowing how Vixen herself has appeared in both live action and animated Arrowverse offerings, one can’t help but think the Ray may follow suit, and that Earth-X may have some involvement in this fall’s DC TV crossover. After all, when an image of what appears to be a black Green Arrow costume being assembled surfaces online, you can certainly see how we made that hypothesis.
Freedom Fighters: The Ray is coming soon to the CW Seed streaming service.
Source: TV Insider