The first trailer for the next CW Seed animated series, Freedom Fighters: The Ray, was released at San Diego Comic-Con, and it is shockingly dark. In a parallel world new to the CW's "Arrowverse," Earth X, the Nazis won World War II and their superteam, the New Reichsmen, rule America. That superteam? Nazi versions of the main trio of CW superheroes: The Flash, Arrow, and Supergirl.
The trailer centers on Ray, based on the reinvention of the character in Grant Morrison's Multiversity, a member of the Freedom Fighters trying to take America back from the Nazis. It's brutal, violent, and altogether doesn't look like the Freedom Fighters have much of a chance -- the perfect setup for a season of stories.
The Ray will debut this fall on CW Seed. Check out the trailer below the official synopsis.
Raymond “Ray” Terrill was a reporter who discovered a group of government scientists working on a secret project to turn light into a weapon of mass destruction. But before he could report on his findings, the project head exposed Ray to a “genetic light bomb.” The bomb failed to kill him and instead gifted Ray with light-based powers. With these abilities, Ray realized he could go beyond reporting on injustice — he could take action to help stop it. Calling himself The Ray, he was recruited by Uncle Sam and the Freedom Fighters to fight violence and oppression wherever it exists.