It’s been the talk since the debut of Supergirl: when would there be a cross-over between the freshman show and the CW’s Arrowverse?
In past interviews, producers for both shows have cited the legal entanglements involved because the shows live on two networks, despite CBS owning half of the CW. But comments from CW president Mark Pedowitz, saying he’d be open to a cross-over if Team Berlanti figured out a way to do it, gave fans hope. It was just a matter of time before the paperwork was figured out.
Back in August 2015, then-president of CBS Nina Tassler told reporters at the Television Critics Association media event, that while the casts of the shows would participate in promotional events together, a cross-over was unlikely. A month later, it was announced that Tassler was stepping down as president of the network after a decade, and that she would be moving into an advisory role through the remainder of her contract. Glenn Geller was promoted to replace Tassler.
Grant Gustin (The Flash) will guest star as the Flash on Supergirl March 28, 2016, just days after Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice opens in theaters.
“We are so incredibly excited to announce something that we have dreamed of happening since we starting making Supergirl – The Flash and Supergirl are teaming up!” said The Flash and Supergirl Executive Producers Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg. “We want to thank Grant Gustin for making the time to come visit (on top of his already immense workload) and all of the folks at CBS, The CW, Warner Bros. and DC for working this out. And finally, thanks to the fans and journalists who have kept asking for this to happen. It is our pleasure and hope to create an episode worthy of everyone’s enthusiasm and support.”
As neither Superman nor his related story elements — Metropolis, Lex Luthor, the Daily Planet, etc. — have been mentioned in the CW shows, it’s likely this will be a situation where the Flash crosses over into Supergirl’s Earth through one of the many dimensional breaches now peppering Central City.
Perhaps one of those breach inversion bombs doesn’t quite work the way it should?
Supergirl airs Mondays at 8/7c on CBS.
The Flash airs Tuesdays at 8/7 on the CW.
[cover photo: Variety]