In some pretty cool news, Robbie Amell has been added to the cast of The CW’s Arrow spin-off, The Flash. Amell, of course, is the cousin of Oliver Queen himself, Stephen Amell.
According to TV Line, Robbie will be playing Ronnie Raymond in the Barry Allen-centric show. The character will be a maintenance worker at S.T.A.R. Labs and engaged to Danielle Panabaker’s Caitlin Snow. He will also apparently play a vital role in the accident that gave Grant Gustin his newfound powers.
In the comic book world, Raymond becomes one half of the superhero Firestorm; a character that has the ability to turn matter into elements, not to mention has superhuman strength and the capability of flight. Combining his powers with Martin Stein, he takes on this superhero persona. Whether this will be something that plays out in The Flash remains to be seen. Given how Caitlin Snow becomes the villainous Killer Frost in the comics, things could certainly get interesting between these two lovebirds.
The Flash makes its US bow on Tuesday, 7th October, with a UK airing hopefully following shortly after that date.