September 11, 2016: Berlanti Talks “Supergirl”, Moving to Vancouver and Musical Episode

160829-Season2In a new interview with “Supergirl” executive producer Greg Berlanti, found out just how hard it was moving production from Los Angeles to Vancouver, and what kind of songs we can expect in the musical crossover with “The Flash”.

As “Supergirl” leaps to The CW, how has the network move – and the relocation to Vancouver – been going?

I just saw the director’s cut of the first episode, and I’m in as much love with the show as ever. It’s been challenging to figure out all the moving parts, moving the show across cities and across networks. But the reality is, I think the show is as strong as ever and it feels really seamless. People will not be able to tell that it’s not L.A. It feels like National City still. There are some new enhancements to the set that we were going to do anyway. Obviously some new characters are coming to the show that we would have brought in anyway to the second season. And so I’m really pleased. CBS in their own wisdom recognized it, there’s no part of the show that’s fighting itself anymore. It has a youthfulness and appeal because of the age of the leading lady, and it gets to embrace that a touch more.

How far along is the “Supergirl”/”The Flash” musical crossover?

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.


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September 12, 2016 3:53 pm

What is the reason for doing a musical episode? I don’t get it.

September 14, 2016 4:40 am
Reply to  bobkimber

As I understand it there’s a memorable episode of Buffy The Vampire Slayer that did a musical. Considering that both Supergirl and Flash’s actors can sing well and were once on Glee (a musical show) many fans have requested this to happen. Not as any kind of direction for the series itself but just as a fun one-off thing. Some think it will be great to see what they can do with that idea while others think it intrudes on the tone of the show and/or superheroes being taken “seriously”. Musicals aren’t exactly my thing but I personally don’t see… Read more »