It looks like the CW already has plans in motion for a major crossover between the four DC series next season…
When ‘Supergirl’ was added to the CW’s growing list of shows based on DC Comics the network announced plans for an ambitious four series crossover with ‘The Flash’, ‘Arrow’ and ‘Legends of Tomorrow’.
While the crossover was well received there was some disappointment that ‘Supergirl’ really didn’t play into the crossover outside of a brief cutaway scene in the final moments of its episode before leading into the real story the next night on ‘The Flash’.
According to executive producer Andrew Kreisberg, it was a logistical problem because ‘Supergirl’ started on CBS and by the time they found out the show was moving to The CW, it was a little too late to incorporate the days in a shooting schedule to allow for a full episode focused on the crossover.
That being said, Kreisberg says now that ‘Supergirl’ is fully integrated into the DC extended universe on the CW, the show will play an integral part in the next major crossover next season.
“We’re hoping to do a true four-way crossover,” Kreisberg said recently. “The great thing about our dear friends at The CW and [network president] Mark Pedowitz picking the shows up as early as they did [is that] it has allowed us to start building the schedules for next season. One of the big things we learned from two years ago, which made the crossovers slightly easier this year, was built-in shutdown days, where shows just went dark, because the single hardest factor in doing the crossovers is actors’ availability” while the four series simultaneously continue production.”
“Because we weren’t aware that we were going to switch Supergirl from CBS to CW, and it was really going to be part of [the crossover]. Supergirl was the show we needed to shut down the most. So now that we’ve gotten the early pickup, and we’ve started designing the seasons, we’re building in those dark days – and actually more dark days on Supergirl than the other shows – to make it a little easier.”
At this point, Kreisberg isn’t ready to divulge any details on the crossover event for next season — assuming those discussions have even started — but there will be an opportunity to see Supergirl and the Flash team up in a mini-crossover coming soon.
The ‘Supergirl’ episode airing on March 20 will serve as a prelude to the big musical crossover event the next night on ‘The Flash’ with star Melissa Benoist set to spend time in Central City as she teams up with Barry Allen to go up against the Music Meister (played by Darren Criss).