‘The Flash’ & ‘Supergirl’ EP On How Musical Crossover Came To Be

The Flash and Supergirl EP Andrew Kreisberg talks about how the idea for a musical crossover between the two shows came about.

Supergirl Melissa Benoist

Tonight’s episode of The Flash features a crossover unlike any we’ve ever seen before, as the scarlet speedster teams up with Supergirl for a musical crossover episode.

Executive Producer Andrew Kreisberg recently sat down with Entertainment Weekly to talk about the origins of this particular Supergirl / The Flash crossover. Here’s what he had to say:

“I think we’ve always been talking about doing it from the very beginning, more of in a joking way, just because we had Grant, and we had Jessie Martin and Carlos Valdes, and we worked with Victor Garber, and then John Barrowman joined. We had this plethora of theater talents, so it was always like, ‘Oh, we should definitely do that,’ and we heard it from the fans, too. ‘When are you going to do a musical considering the cast you have?” Once we got Supegirl off the ground, then we had Melissa and Jeremy, it was like, ‘We kind of have to do this.’ But Greg [Berlanti] was really the driving force this year about making it a reality. Once we decided we were going to do it, and Greg announced it at the TCAs, it was sort of like, ‘Well, we’re definitely doing it!’”

In the interview, Kreisberg also spoke about choosing the songs, The Flash and Supergirl’s reaction to the whole thing and actors from across all the various DC shows  on The CW appearing as different characters in this episode, so check out the full interview for all that and more.

“Duet” — (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) (Content Rating TBD) (HDTV)

DARREN CRISS (“GLEE”) GUEST STARS AS THE MUSIC MEISTER IN THE FLASH AND SUPERGIRL MUSICAL CROSSOVER – Barry (Grant Gustin) and team are surprised when Mon-El (guest star Chris Wood) and Hank Henshaw (guest star David Harewood) arrive on their Earth carrying a comatose Supergirl (guest star Melissa Benoist) who was whammied by the Music Meister (guest star Darren Criss). Unable to wake her up, they turn to Team Flash to save her. However, the Music Meister surprises The Flash and puts him in a similar coma, one that Team Flash can’t cure. Kara and Barry wake up without their powers in an alternate reality where life is like a musical and the only way to escape is by following the script, complete with singing and dancing, to the end. Dermott Downs directed the episode with story by Greg Berlanti & Andrew Kreisberg and teleplay by Aaron Helbing & Todd Helbing (#317). Original airdate 3/21/2017.

Be sure to check back on Heroic Hollywood tonight and every week for our coverage on The Flash and Supergirl!

Source: Entertainment Weekly