Glee alum Melissa Benoist and Grant Gustin headline the musical/superhero mash-up fans have been waiting for.
We’ve known for a while that the move to the CW would give Supergirl more opportunities to cross over with the rest of the DC Television Universe. Now we know details of at least one of the crossovers, and we couldn’t be more excited.
“Yes, there will be a musical crossover. There’s going to be a musical pair of episodes in the back half of the year between Supergirl and Flash,” executive producer Greg Berlanti told reporters at the Television Critics Association’s press tour on Thursday. The musical crossover is in addition to the massive four part crossover early in the season that will link Supergirl, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow and Arrow.
“I’ve probably been leading the charge myself just because my own nexus of loving musicals and loving superheroes,” Berlanti said. “So many times it’s a musical episode off the set, and I think on all the shows, we love to use all of the character talents as much as possible. We’ve toyed with who potentially the villain could kind of be. My sense is we’ll be very careful about how it is they kind of break into song and there will probably be an element of being in some character’s head at the time.”
The two shows feature a plethora of musical talent. Leads Gustin Grant (The Flash) and Melissa Benoist are both alums of Glee. The Flash‘s Jesse L. Martin originated the role of Tom Collins in the Broadway musical Rent. And Jeremy Jordan who plays Winn on Supergirl starred in the Broadway production of Newsies.
The Flash and Supergirl both air on the CW.