Some interesting Flash news broke a little earlier today with the casting announcement of Robbie Amell, cousin of CW Arrow star Stephen.
Robbie Amell, who starred in the CW’s ill-fated The Tomorrow People, will take on the role of Firestorm, aka Ronnie Raymond, fiancé of Danielle Panabaker’s S.T.A.R. Labs scientist Caitlin Snow.
The role is said to be recurring, with Amell’s Raymond making his first appearance in the third episode.
In a statement to press earlier today, executive producer Greg Berlanti remarked “[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.”
We’re a little beyond excited now too, Greg.
The Flash premieres on Tuesday October 7 at 9/8c on the CW.