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Supergirl and The Flash to team up for a two-part musical episode

Supergirl and The Flash to team up for a two-part musical episode


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The Flash and Supergirl are teaming up once again — this time for a pair of musical episodes which will air at some point in the coming season.

Ever since Supergirl jumped from CBS to the CW, we've been expecting that it'll join the closely-knit television universe that the network has assembled. The musical episodes will join another massive crossover in the works between the network's slate of other DC adaptations The Flash, Arrow, and Legends of Tomorrow this coming season.

The musical episodes will join another massive CW crossover

We should be in for a treat. Both Melissa Benoist of Supergirl and Grant Gustin of The Flash have musical backgrounds. They've both appeared in the show Glee. Other supporting cast members also boast musical talents: Jesse L. Martin, who plays Joe West on The Flash, is famous for originating the role of Tom Collins in Rent on Broadway, while Jeremy Jordan (Supergirl’s Winn) has appeared in the Broadway production of Newsies and the film version of The Last Five Years. Additionally, Carlos Valdes (The Flash’s Cisco Ramon) has released several EPs under the name Tha Los, and Keiynan Lonsdale (Wally West) has a music video for his song "Higher."

Greg Berlanti, the executive producer on all of the CW's DC shows, said during the Television Critics Association press tour that "they’re going to be mostly preexisting songs," but that they're going to try and include at least one original song per episode. According to Berlanti, the two episodes will likely air sometime in the "back half of the year."

Supergirl and The Flash have always been the more lighthearted shows in CW's superhero lineup, and if this crossover can manage anything like the upbeat energy from last year’s Flash / Supergirl episode, it should be a pretty fun break for fans from the darker storylines of Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow.