Updated 08:05 PM EST, Wed, Nov 25, 2020

'The Flash' CW TV Series 2014 Release Date, Plot & Trailer: Robbie Amell is Firestorm

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Actor Robbie Amell of "Tomorrow People" fame, has been cast to play Ronnie Raymond, also known as Firestorm in the new The CW series, "The Flash."

Robbie is the cousin of Stephen Amell, star of the show's companion series, "Arrow."

"[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," EP Greg Berlanti said, in a statement quoted by TVLine. "We can't wait for viewers and fans of the character to check it out."

"I'm so excited to join forces with Greg Berlanti and The CW again on The Flash. Being brought into the DC Universe is a dream, I can't wait to get started," added Robbie in the TVLine report.

Don't know who Firestorm is? If you're not a big comic book fan but enjoys a series adaptation, it's alright.

According to TV Guide, "Ronnie is a maintenance worker at S.T.A.R. Labs and Dr. Caitlin Snow's (Danielle Panabaker) fiancé, whose fate is more complicated than first imagined. Ronnie plays an integreal part in the particle accelerator accident that transforms Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) into The Flash."

To further explain, DC Comics Database noted that "Firestorm is a nuclear-powered super-hero with the ability to transmute elements. The Firestorm Matrix is a composite of multiple people bonded together, originally college student Ronnie Raymond controlling the body and professor Martin Stein giving direction as an additional consciousness."

No details were given as to how much of a recurring role Robbie is going to have but ScreenRant said that "a brief appearance is more than enough to please fans of the long-underrated superhero. Not to mention prove that the parade of comic book heroes and villains established with Arrow is to be expected with The Flash as well."

Robbie's former show, "Tomorrow People," was a pseudo-superhero drama that looked into the future of mankind. The actor's experience in the genre would prove beneficial to his new series, "The Flash."

Excited to see the Amell cousins in action? "The Flash" will premier on Tuesday, Oct. 7 at 8/7c.

Interested to know what "The Flash" is going to be about? See the series' extended trailer below!

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