Russell Tovey
“Quantico” star Russell Tovey will play gay superhero The Ray in this this year’s crossover between “Arrow,” “The Flash,” “Supergirl” and “Legends of Tomorrow.” Pictured: Tovey poses upon arrival at the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Albert Hall in London on Feb. 12, 2017. Getty Images/Justin Tallis

Russell Tovey has joined the CW’s Arrowverse.

The openly gay actor, who stars as Harry Doyle on ABC’s “Quantico,” is set to play gay superhero The Ray in this year’s four-way crossover between “Arrow,” “The Flash,” “Supergirl” and “Legends of Tomorrow.” The British actor will also voice the character in CW Seed’s upcoming animated series “Freedom Fighters: The Ray.”

According to the official character description, Raymond “Ray” Terrill was a reporter who found out about a group of government scientists working on a secret project to turn light into a weapon of mass destruction. But before Ray could report on his discovery, the project leader exposed him to a “genetic light bomb.” Fortunately, the bomb didn’t kill Ray, and instead gifted him with light-based powers. With these new abilities, Ray realized he could take action to help stop injustice. Calling himself The Ray, he teamed up with Uncle Sam and the Freedom Fighters in fighting violence and oppression wherever it exists.

The official logline for this year’s crossover, titled “Crisis on Earth-X,” reveals that all of the superheroes come to Central City for Barry (Grant Gustin) and Iris’ (Candice Patton) wedding. However, villains from Earth-X crash the festivities with a deadly agenda.

“Freedom Fighters: The Ray” is set on Earth-X, and that basically explains why The Ray is appearing in the crossover.

To celebrate the crossover, which started production on Friday, The CW and Warner Bros. commissioned legendary Wonder Woman artist Phil Jimenez to create a custom cover for the special event. And based on the key art, it seems that Barry, Oliver (Stephen Amell) and Kara (Melissa Benoist) will be facing off against evil versions of themselves.

The crossover will air across two nights, beginning with “Supergirl” and “Arrow” on Monday, Nov. 27 at 8 p.m. EST, and concluding with “The Flash” and “Legends of Tomorrow” on Tuesday, Nov. 28 at 8 p.m. EST on The CW.

Meanwhile, “Freedom Fighters: The Ray,” will debut sometime this year on the CW Seed. Watch the trailer for the new animated series below: