‘The Flash’ Executive Producer Talks New Speedster Villain & Musical

The Flash

There were a lot of exciting news that came out of the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour during The CW’s day and at the Superhero Producers Panel, including The Flash that is going to have a huge third season. IGN’s Terri Schwartz spoke with one of the executive producers of The Flash, Todd Helbing, who teased what’s coming up in the third season and more.

During the interview, he was asked about why Savitar, another villainous speedster from the Flash lore, was chosen as one of the two new big bads for the third season.

“Yeah, I think in general if you have some of these other meta humans, it gets hard to show how Barry can’t get them. If you have another speedster, especially someone like Zoom, or Reverse Flash, you need somebody on an equal level to provide that threat that a lot of these other metas can’t do.”

Helbing was also asked for more details on the exciting Supergirl and The Flash musical that is officially happening sometime in the back half of both their respective seasons in 2017, and he said the following about it and the chances of a dance number too.

“I mean, if we can get a dance sequence in there on top of it, I would love to do that. Listening to Joe as the lounge singer, singing, and to see Grant and he was karaoke-ing first season, and even watching Danielle, not being able to sing … I’m just really excited, to be honest, to see how it all comes together. I know Greg [Berlanti] is very close to this story. He’s been thinking about it — I don’t know how long, probably not just yesterday, you know what I’m saying? He’s been percolating. Seeing Jesse sing, seeing Grant sing, it’s just one of those — like whoa, we can totally pull this off. I don’t know why we wouldn’t do this. Let’s go for it. This year in general we’re really swinging for the fences.”

The Flash Season 3 is set to kick-off on Tuesday, October 4 at 8/7c on The CW.

Source: IGN

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