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Robbie Amell Cast as Firestorm in 'The Flash' TV Series

It looks like Barry Allen is going to have plenty of company in his new show!

The CW's DC universe continues to expand! Today,The Hollywood Reporter announced that The Tomorrow People's Robbie Amell has been cast as Ronnie Raymond in the upcoming The Flash TV series. He'll make his debut in the third episode and, according to the site, will be a "major reoccurring role." Executive producer Greg Berlanti says he, Geoff Johns, and Andew Kreisberg crafted the pilot and series with the character in mind and they "can't wait for viewers and fans to check it out."

The report reveals Robbie's a maintenance worker at S.T.A.R. Labs and is an "integral part" in the accident that gave Barry Allen super-speed. And yes, Robbie Amell is related to Stephen Amell -- they're cousins.

The Flash's first episode will debut on October 7th. So, what do you think of the casting news, Viners? Speak your mind below!

Source: THR

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Edited by MrTummyTumms

Awesome!!

Posted by Xwraith

Is he of any relation to Steve?

Posted by Paul2814

Snow did mention her fiance dying due to the particle accelerator in the pilot.

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Posted by longbowhunter

Damn, wonder how they'll pull off Firestorm? Curious to see this.

Posted by dagmar_merrill

Unless Professor Stein and Ronnie make up this Firestorm, I don't care.

Posted by dondave

Sweet

Edited by ShadowSwordmaster

This should be interesting to see play but now I'm waiting to see Captain Atom being cast for some reason.

Posted by JetiiMitra

Eh. A character I don't care about played by an actor I don't care for.

Edited by tigerex78

So we have Firestorm on the Flash and we also have Katana and The Atom on Arrow. This should be a great fall for watch TV.

Posted by dagmar_merrill

Although I will add the pilot for Flash was awesome.

Edited by BatWatch

@dagmar_merrill: Professor Stein is a key part of what makes Firestorm compelling. The relatable youth and the wise teacher all wrapped up in one.

Posted by Justthatkid

Wonder how often he'll appear on the show, and what this means for his own.

Firestorm is a cool character so this is cool.

Posted by dagmar_merrill

@batwatch: Yeah, one of my favorite dynamics in all of comics.

Posted by Justthatkid

Is he playing the white or black one?

Posted by johnny_spam

Felicity is suppose to be his step mother in the comics and the actor is older than Felicity's. That could lead to a weird place.

Posted by Figgs216

Good to know all you need to get in the business is being related to the right person

Posted by manlybanister

It's too bad this show is terrible. Couldn't even sit through the entire first episode.

Posted by Starlord17

Where is Captain Cold and Heatwave?

Posted by Bsaa

@manlybanister: good to know that a series that isn't out yet is terrible. Try harder or not at all.

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@xwraith said:

Is he of any relation to Steve?

stephen amell? they're cousins

Posted by manlybanister

@bsaa: saw the first episode at least a week ago. you can find things on the internet, you know.

Posted by The Stegman

I loved the pilot, Can't wait for this!

Posted by dagmar_merrill

@bsaa: You can watch the first episode..

Edited by AllStarSuperman

Meh. Firestorm is lame. And if arrow meets him and they look the same.......Miara had yet another family secret...

Edited by COBRAMORPH

I did not like him on TP. Now, I did not like the show that much either, & figured it would be canceled, but I did want John & that little girl Charlotte to get spun-over somehow into Arrow, as they could still play people with powers being collected by a government agency for a meta-army. Maybe bring Steven's mom as well. But this guy was horrible. He is the cousin of Arrow? Guess we know which branch all the acting talent went to.

Actually though, it kinda sounds like they could still have professor Stein & just recycle TP's story of Steven being manipulated by an older guy that he kinda sorta should be able to trust. In fact, just cast Jacob/Lucifer.

Now, if we could only get Chloe, Tess Mercer & Smallville-Luthors to show up in the DC-TV-Verse.

Recast Justin Hartley as Aquaman. Or as HalJordan because of FerrisAir.

& if we can get Laura Vandervout wearing something skimpy, that'd be nice. I'd like her to play LibertyBelle, or Jessie Chambers.

Also, a bit off topic, but I really wish they'd rename the characters of KatieCassidy & Emily. BlackCanary really should be her own show, & its even more annoying now that Felicity & Firestorm could meet. Though I assume they'll just be step-siblings now.

Posted by deathmedal

Sounds like they're throwing out feelers for different shows....

also could be leading up to a justice league type tv movie crossover.

Posted by Fallschirmjager

Hahah. Does this mean they canceled that other show?

Posted by Fallschirmjager

Recast Justin Hartley as Aquaman.

A resounding F*ck no. That pilot was horrible and Hartley is a terrible actor and was a terrible Aquaman.

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Posted by patrat18

Hahah. Does this mean they canceled that other show?

A long time ago.

Posted by patrat18

Stephen Amell pulled some strings.

Posted by CF12793

Hahah. Does this mean they canceled that other show?

You'd be correct lol

I only watched the pilot, and it looked.......I dunno, like a typical CW mess. I recall them moving it to a bunch of different timeslots this season before they just pulled the plug. Good riddance.

Anyways, I think this is good casting. Can't wait for other characters to be announced, if there are any.

Posted by Darkseid_Prime

@cobramorph said:

Recast Justin Hartley as Aquaman.

A resounding F*ck no. That pilot was horrible and Hartley is a terrible actor and was a terrible Aquaman.

Agreed

Posted by Fallschirmjager

@cf12793: I lasted a few episodes. The powers were cool but I hate teenagers and the plot was meh.

Edited by Nahuel

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmh...

Posted by Fetts

Awesome! They need to have a scene with him as Ronnie and Stephen as Arrow.

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Posted by MadeinBangladesh

BUT HE LOOKS TOO MUCH LIKE STEPHAN AMELL SO EVERYONE GONNA THINK IT IS HIS BROTHER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Posted by Mr. Kamikaze

A lot of Firestorm characters showing up in both shows. Should've just made a Firestorm TV show XD

Edited by DoctorThomasElliot

About time Firsestorm got some attention.

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Posted by Ostyo

@shadowswordmaster: Captain Atom...could a tv budget even come remotely close to pulling that character off correctly?

Posted by sasquatch888

@bsaa said:

@manlybanister: good to know that a series that isn't out yet is terrible. Try harder or not at all.

really i saw the flash pilot and it was awesome ...but i guess you can't please everyone ....did anyone see that crisis on infinate earths reference at the end of the pilot ?

Posted by sasquatch888

It's too bad this show is terrible. Couldn't even sit through the entire first episode.

really ...wtf were you watching? ...the pilot was better than i expected ...it was very promising

Posted by Rixec

It's too bad this show is terrible. Couldn't even sit through the entire first episode.

The pilot was awesome! It had great characters, intriguing mysteries, amazing effects, and totally fun!

Posted by ShadowSwordmaster

@ostyo said:

@shadowswordmaster: Captain Atom...could a tv budget even come remotely close to pulling that character off correctly?

I don't know , maybe ?

Posted by NightFang

Cool

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