Greg Berlanti is one busy man. On top of overseeing the Arrowverse, which includes Arrow, The Flash, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow and Supergirl, he also has a new live-action Black Lightning comic book series in the works at Fox, as well as a darker take on the Archie comics with the CW’s upcoming Riverdale series.
But one of the most interesting projects in the works for Berlanti is the musical crossover extravaganza (with singing and dancing) set to air in the fall that will cross over between Supergirl and The Flash. Here's what Berlanti recently said:
“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 The Flash. We have been talking about trying to write at least one original song per episode … We’ve toyed with who potentially the villain could be, [and] we’ll be careful how we break into song.”
In a new interview with Indie Wire, Berlanti explained where they were at with the two-part, musical event:
“We just finished writing the fall crossovers. And now we’re trying to figure out how to produce them. That’s probably the most challenging thing we do all year. And now we’re doing it across three shows! But next week we’ll have to start talking about clearing music. I have a few ideas for tone and style in my head but we’re just starting to talk about what that can be. I do want to try and get an original piece of music written. As we make a deal on that we’ll probably make some announcements on the original songs.”
When he was asked if someone like Hamilton’s Lin-Manuel Miranda could write that original song, Berlanti wouldn’t reveal anything, only saying:
“[laughs] I would say, pretty close. I can’t say yet because we don’t have a deal yet, but I did speak to someone we’re really excited about. There are some writers I’m incredibly excited to work with.”
If you're unsure about Grant Gustin and Melissa Benoist bursting into song, both actors have starred on Fox’s Glee, so yep, they can sing. Flash co-star Jesse L. Martin is also a pretty good singer, too.
With rumors (so, grain of salt) flying that Joss Whedon could be directing the special (he did direct the Buffy The Vampire Slayer musical episode “Once More, With Feeling,” after all), and that Neil Patrick Harris may possibly guest-star as the villainous (and rumored) Music Meister (Harris voiced the character in a 2009 episode of Batman: The Brave and the Bold), that musical episode should be something special. That is, unless you really, really hate musicals.
(via Indie Wire)