It’s time to celebrate, Gleeks!
Your prayers have been heard ’cause The CW has confirmed that Fox’s “Glee” alums Melissa Benoist and Grant Gustin will be teaming up for a musical crossover in the coming season of “Supergirl” and “The Flash”.
During the Television Critics Association (TCA) summer press tour, The CW announced that a special 2-episode musical crossover between the 2 DC-based series will occur around episode 13 of each TV show’s respective new season.
“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’,” said executive producer Greg Berlanti on Thursday (11th August).
He then added that they will be using “mostly pre-existing songs”, which is somewhat similar to the structure of “Glee”.
It’s no secret that the cast of both dramas are musically talented. Aside from Melissa Benoist and Grant Gustin, Jesse L. Martin, who plays Detective Joe West in “The Flash”, and Jeremy Jordan, who plays Winslow “Winn” Schott Jr. in “Supergirl”, are Broadway singers themselves.
“So many times it’s a musical episode off the set, and I think on all the shows, we love to use all of the character talents as much as possible,” said Berlanti.
But in case you didn’t know, this crossover has nothing to do with the 4-way crossover between “The Flash”, “Arrow”, “Supergirl”, and “Legends of Tomorrow”, which is slated for December.
In “Glee”, Grant Gustin played Sebastian Smythe, a member of the Warblers, and Melissa Benoist played Marley Rose, a Glee club member at McKinley High School. Though the 2 didn’t have much interaction in the musical series, Gleeks are hoping to see them sing together after seeing their first superhero crossover in March, which was very well-received by both fans and critics.
“The Flash” season 3 will premiere on 4th October while “Supergirl” season 2 will air on 10th October.