CW’s ‘Flash’-‘Arrow’ Spinoff Casts Franz Drameh

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The CW’s “Arrow” and “Flash” spinoff “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” has tapped a new cast member, with British actor Franz Drameh joining the series as Jay Jackson, a former high school athlete whose pro career was derailed by injury. Now making ends meets as an auto mechanic, Jay will come to have a surprising affiliation to the S.T.A.R. Labs crew.

Drameh has appeared in “Attack the Block,” “Edge of Tomorrow” and “Hereafter,” and will next star in “A Hundred Streets” alongside Idris Elba and Gemma Arterton.

He’ll join “Legends” alongside Brandon Routh, who plays Ray Palmer/the Atom; Caity Lotz; “The Flash’s” Victor Garber, appearing as Dr. Martin Stein; Wentworth Miller as villain Leonard Snart/Captain Cold; and Dominic Purcell as Heat Wave/Mick Rory. Other additions include Ciara Renée as Kendra Saunders, aka Hawkgirl, and Arthur Darvill as Rip Hunter.

The spinoff is exec produced by Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg, Marc Guggenheim and Sarah Schechter. The series hails from Warner Bros. TV and Berlanti Productions.

Drameh is repped by ICM, 3 Arts Entertainment, and Christopher Farrar at Hamilton Hodell.

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  1. Isaac Tercero says:

    Robbie Amell (aka Ronald Raymond) the other half of Firestorm is completely left out of trailer for ‘Legends of Tomorrow’, why has anyone not mentioned that? In addition, DC fans know that there are two Firestorms in the comics. Since these amazing shows do not necessarily follow the comic books (which is great because it keeps me wondering what will happen next) and the fact that Legends will deal heavily with time travel it is very possible that Franz Drameh as ‘Jay Jackson’ is just a stand-in for Jason Rusch, the second Firestorm. In the trailer, they avoided showing Firestorm’s face, I don’t think that was accidental. I’m willing to bet he is Firestorm’s new half! Just one side note though, they may have re-cast the part of Jason Rusch. I just realized this character made a cameo on The Flash.

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