'Flash'/'Arrow' Spinoff Adds 'Edge of Tomorrow' Actor

 Franz Drameh will play Jay Jackson, a former high school athlete who comes to have a surprising affiliation with the STAR Labs team.
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The upcoming Arrow/Flash spinoff continues to grow.

British actor Franz Drameh is joining the untitled CW series, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

Drameh will play Jay Jackson, a former high school athlete who was injured in a debilitating accident. He has been scraping by as an auto mechanic, and will grow to have a surprising affiliation with the STAR Labs team. 

He joins a growing roster of stars on the project, which is from Arrow creators Greg BerlantiAndrew Kreisberg and Marc Guggenheim. Other actors in the mix include The Flash's Wentworth Miller (Leonard Snart/Captain Cold), Dominic Purcell (Mick Rory/Heatwave) and Victor Garber (Dr. Martin Stein/one half of Firestorm). Also signed on are Arrow's Brandon Routh as Ray Palmer/the Atom and Caity Lotz, whose Arrow character Sara Lance/Canary died earlier this season. CW superhero universe newcomer Ciara Renee has been cast as Hawkgirl.

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Drameh, who is from London, is best known to U.S. audiences for his work in last year's sci-fi thriller Edge of Tomorrow, where he appeared as a soldier alongside Tom Cruise.  He began his career in British television and made his feature debut alongside Matt Damon in Clint Eastwood's 2010 thriller Hearafter. He is also known for the 2011 British sci-fi comedy Attack of the Block. He next appears on the big screen in A Hundred Streets, which stars Idris Elba and Gemma Arterton.
Arrow and The Flash have already found success with a series of crossover episodes, and it is possible more characters from those shows could appear in the spinoff, which is described as a supehero team-up series. Both series have already experimented with teaming up villains as well.

The Arrow/Flash team-up comes as Berlanti and Kreisberg are prepping CBS' DC Comics take on Supergirl, which has a series commitment at the network. The spinoff also hails from Warner Bros. Television and Greg Berlanti Productions' topper Sarah Schechter.

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