Is Greg Berlanti Trying to Get Lin-Manuel Miranda to Work on the Supergirl/Flash Musical Episode?


Last month we found out The CW was planning a much-anticipated Supergirl/Flash musical episode. I don’t want to get anyone too excited just yet but I think Greg Berlanti might be trying to get Lin-Manuel Miranda involved.

We haven’t heard many details since we first found out about the two-episode musical extravaganza. We knew they were likely going to work with existing music but try and get one original song per episode. Well IndieWire asked producer Berlanti to spill. He said:

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.

And when the interviewer prompted him with “Perhaps written by, I don’t know, Lin-Manuel Miranda?” Berlanti laughed and said: “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.”

Hmm, pretty close to a deal or pretty close as in “someone like Lin-Manuel Miranda?” Either way, he can’t give any more information yet so we’re left hanging. We do know Miranda is very busy with his Disney work at the moment.

In other crossover news, the four-show superhero crossover will apparently focus more on the original CW series – The Flash, Arrow, and Legends of Tomorrow – with Supergirl tacked on. He explained some to IndieWire:

You really are trying to run a single production across three different productions. But they’re run as three separate entities. We have to figure out when we’re borrowing one actor from where. We’re telling one cohesive story; “Supergirl” will participate, but the storyline doesn’t actively begin there. There are some characters who show up in her episode, but the story begins with “The Flash” episode and goes to “Arrow” and “Legends of Tomorrow.” We’re just getting into designing the bad guy for it, and we start now but it doesn’t air until the end of November. We will put a lot of time between now and then figuring out visual effects sequences. Just today I was holding the three scripts back-to-back – that’s 180 pages of material. It’s a three-hour story, almost a miniseries.

It’s odd he’s still talking about it in the sense of three shows and not four, right? The logistics do sound horrendous but I’d had to see Supergirl left with such a small part. Perhaps they should have pushed the big event to 2017 instead of trying to fit it in this year…

3 Responses to “Is Greg Berlanti Trying to Get Lin-Manuel Miranda to Work on the Supergirl/Flash Musical Episode?”

  1. Black Canary says:

    LMM and Supergirl? Don’t kill me of happiness before I get to see that happen, please.

  2. Petition for Mr. Mxyzptlk to be the threat behind the fourway crossover played by Warwick Davis.

  3. VindicaSean says:

    LMM as Music Meister. I. Would. DIE.