Kara (Melissa Benoist) had a ball visiting the “Arrow”-verse this year, and there’s still one more musically-inclined crossover to come on “The Flash.” Unfortunately, we probably shouldn’t expect Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) or Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) to make any visits to “Supergirl” for the rest of the year.
“Supergirl” showrunner Andrew Kreisberg spoke to the press about the possibility of a “true four-way crossover” next season, which is some seriously exciting news — we were more than a little bummed that the 2016 crossover event was only tacked on at the end of “Supergirl,” as opposed to incorporating a whole episode.
“Right now, the great thing about our dear friends at The CW and Mark Pedowitz, picking the shows up as early as they did, has allowed us to start building the schedules for next season,” Kreisberg says. “One of the big things we learned from two years ago, which made the crossovers slightly easier this year, was built-in shut-down days, where shows just went dark, because the single hardest factor in doing the crossovers is actors’ availability. Because the shows keep going on… You’re basically juggling four shows’ worth of schedules.”
The logistics of a four-way crossover are complicated enough to make anyone’s head hurt, but it’s encouraging to hear that next year’s four-night event might turn out even better than what we got in 2016. Can you even imagine?
When asked about the possibility of a crossover in Season 2 of “Supergirl” (as opposed to seeing Kara traveling to Earth-1), the answer was sadly a no. “Not for the rest of this year,” Kreisberg says.
While most fans might be bummed that we won’t be seeing any “The Flash” or “Arrow” or “Legends of Tomorrow” characters take a trip to Earth-38, it’s probably for the best. “Supergirl” has some serious story arcs to get through in the final leg of its season, and it can’t really afford to slow down for quick crossover.
To name a few, we’ve got those mysterious aliens hunting for Mon-El (Chris Wood) to deal with, Lillian Luthor’s (Brenda Strong) ominous plan with Jeremiah Danvers (Dean Cain) looming over us all, and we’re still keeping an eye on Lena Luthor (Katie McGrath) too.
Then there’s all the smaller subplots like Winn’s (Jeremy Jordan) new romance, James’ (Mehcad Brooks) mission as Guardian and whatever secret Mon-El is still hiding from the group.
That’s a lot of ground to cover, and as much as we’re desperate to see Diggle (David Ramsey) react to a whole planet full of aliens, it just doesn’t seem like there’s time for it. Bummer. But hope springs eternal that the next four-part crossover manages to incorporate an episode of “Supergirl” into the mix!
“Supergirl” airs Mondays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.