Now, why does this not shock us? Ever since a spin-off series based on Barry Allen/The Flash from “Arrow” came about, we knew several other major DC characters that have appeared in the series could own a spin-off series of their own too.

Thus, it came as no surprise to us that Ray Palmer a.k.a the Atom could be the next in line to get his own TV series.

Brandon Routh as Ray Palmer:The Atom

Best known for his role in “Superman Returns”, Brandon Routh plays another superhero through the 3rd season of “Arrow”. The series introduces him as Ray Palmer, a businessman and the CEO of Palmer Technologies. It only took a second for the comics fans to realise that Ray Palmer is also the miniature-sized superhero, the Atom.


Just like Marvel‘s “Ant-Man“, the comic book version of Ray Palmer is a physics professor who developed an equipment to “shrink himself down to subatomic levels while maintaining regular mass”.

Atom vs Ant-Man
Atom vs Ant-Man

During the Television Critics Association winter press tour, executive producers Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim and Andrew Kreisberg revealed at the Flash/Arrow panel that they are looking to expand the DC universe through a spin-off series based on Atom/Ray Palmer. The cable network has not green lit the series because according to Berlanti, they are still “in very early talks in a very general idea that we haven’t gone deeper on yet”.

The EPs weren’t allowed to comment any further about the project but CW president Mark Pedowitz said that another one-hour series is possible in that universe, “as long as there’s no audience fatigue”.


Having stepped into the DC World as Superman in the past, Brandon Routh noted that he wouldn’t mind playing another DC character again. He described that playing the Atom/Ray Ralmer as “an amazing experience” and added:

When [the Arrow role] was proposed, I was hesitant to step into DC world again. I never thought it would happen and that I would play, in my mind, a pivotal character.

We watched “The Flash” with Grant Gustin attached to star as the speedster and we personally think the spin-off series was quite good. It’s definitely exciting to know that CW is considering to introduce Ray Palmer as the Atom through the spin-off series.

Do you think it’s going to be as good as “Arrow” and “The Flash”? Share your thoughts in the comments box below 🙂


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