‘The Flash’ and ‘Supergirl’ Will Team Up For Musical Crossover
In perhaps the most surreal bit of news to come out of the TCA Summer Press Tour, executive producer Greg Berlanti stated that the musical will feature “mostly preexisting songs,” although there should be at least one original song per episode. Berlanti stated that the two-parter should air towards the “back half of the year.”
Naturally, if they were going to do a musical episode with any two DC casts, it ought to be these two. Jesse L. Martin originated the role of Tom Collins on Broadway in Rent, Melissa Benoist and Grant Gustin were both veterans of FOX’s Glee, on which they showcased their extensive singing skills, while Jeremy Jordan has appeared on Broadway in Newsies, in film musical The Last Five Years, and on NBC’s Smash (which I still dearly miss, to this day). In addition, Keiynan Lonsdale has a music video out right now for his song, “Higher”, while Carlos Valdes has released multiple EPs under the name Tha Los. Hell, back during The Flash Season 1, Martin, Valdes and now-former castmate Rick Cosnett released a beautiful cover of “The Ballad of Serenity” from Firefly. This is without even getting into the episode from that season in which Barry sings karaoke with Caitlin. Needless to say, this is an insanely talented cast, and it’s really the only time where a musical episode would even work.
Now, all they have to do is find a way to get it to make sense, in-universe. But in the shared universe of The Flash and Supergirl, everyone bursting out into song would probably be the least crazy thing to happen in a given week.
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