Robbie Amell Set to Return to The Flash With a Major Change

Robbie Amell will return for The Flash

Though the character departed from the series in the season two opener, The CW has revealed (via EW) that Robbie Amell will return as Ronnie Raymond in an upcoming episode of The Flash, with one major change. When the character makes his return, he’ll be the Earth-2 version of Ronnie Raymond, who instead of playing the heroic Firestorm will be the villainous Deathstorm.

“We are beyond excited to have Robbie back on The Flash, executive producer Andrew Kreisberg said. “You can’t keep a good Firestorm down. Only this time, he’s back with a twist, a deadly Earth-Two version of our beloved Ronnie in the form of Deathstorm.”

Two versions of Deathstorm have appeared in the pages of DC Comics. The first was during the “Blackest Night” event when Ronnie Raymond was raised from the dead as a black lantern, with the second being the evil version of Firestorm on Earth-3’s Crime Syndicate, which features evil versions of all the Justice League members.

You can check out a photo of Amell on the set as his character’s Earth-2 counterpart below.

The Flash stars Grant Gustin as Barry Allen/The Flash, Candice Patton as Iris West, Rick Cosnett as Eddie Thawne, Danielle Panabaker as Caitlin Snow, Carlos Valdes as Cisco Ramon and Jesse L. Martin as Detective Joe West. The new season sees the addition of newcomers Teddy Sears as Jay Garrick, Keiynan Lonsdale as Wally West, Shantel VanSanten as Patty Spivot, Violett Beane as Jesse Quick, Demore Barnes as Tokamak, and Candyman himself Tony Todd as the voice of the new “big bad,” Zoom.

If you missed an episode of The Flash or just need a refresher on what happened you can read our weekly recaps by clicking here! The Flash will return to The CW on Tuesday, January 19.