The upcoming musical crossover episode of “The Flash” featuring Supergirl is titled “Duet”. Entertainment Weekly caught up with Grant Gustin (The Flash), Melissa Benoist (Supergirl), and Darren Criss (Music Meister) to talk about the mini “Glee” cast reunion.
In the March 21 episode of The Flash, Barry (Gustin) and Kara (Benoist) find themselves trapped in a movie musical of the Meister’s creation – an hour that has been years in the making. “We’ve always talked about doing it, from the very beginning, more in a joking way,” says executive producer Andrew Kreisberg. Gustin, however, was initially curious. “I didn’t ever think it would be a real thing, so when they told me it was real, I was like, ‘How?!‘”
Here’s how: As the Scarlet Speedster and Girl of Steel experience turmoil in their interpersonal relationships, they’re whammied by the Music Meister, a less mustache-twirling, more manipulative villain who causes victims to break into song. The character was famously voiced by Neil Patrick Harris in the Batman: The Brave and the Bold animated series. “I have made a pretty decent career of only taking over roles as made famous by child stars,” jokes Criss, who also played the titular wizard in the Harry Potter musical.
“I could not be happier that he’s here,” gushes Benoist, whose Glee character Marley Rose was mentored by Blaine. “He’s killing this role. He’s bringing such a fun energy, the way he did on Glee as well.”
Check out the full article at EW.com, in which we learn which other cast members of both “The Flash” and “Supergirl” will be appearing in the musical crossover, and hear about Rachel Bloom writing an original song for the episode.
“Duet”, Season 3, Episode 17 of “The Flash” is scheduled to air on The CW in the USA on Tuesday, March 21 at 8.00pm ET/PT.
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