Crossovers were once a rare or unique thing on television. They were usually the result of a big event in the story, a link with similar shows in the same network, or done to draw in more fans.
While these may still be true, recently we have seen crossovers become more and more frequent in both TV and Cinema. Of course the most famous of these are the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the DC Cinematic Universe where superheroes have been mixing between shows for years now.
We have seen this happen multiple times with the characters from Arrow, The Flash, and the Legends of Tomorrow. Now with Supergirl at its new home on the CW, it begs the question of whether we may see more of her appearing in the DCU. We have previously seen Supergirl in a crossover episode with Barry Allan from The Flash.
And, with Flashpoint shaking things up for Flash this season, we believed Supergirl would become part of Earth One (the one with Arrow, Flash and the Legends) and we reckoned it would happen in the four-part (one episode of each series) crossover coming before Christmas.
It seems not.
Executive producer Andrew Kreisberg commented on this, explaining how the new crossover model will work with Super Girl.
He said: “Kara will be traveling from her dimension to our dimension, ‘our’ being the world that The Flash, Arrow, and Legends lives in.” This means that there will be no merging of the parallel worlds between the characters and they will remain separate.
Speaking at a press screening for Monday’s episode executive producer Andrew Kreisberg revealed how some of the characters may react to seeing the Kriptonian alien for the first time: “Some people, like Barry [Grant Gustin], already know her, so Barry’s completely cool with her”, explains Kreisberg “Some people are instantly charmed by her… Diggle [David Ramsey], as always, just when he thinks he’s seen it all, there’s a moment in it where somebody says, ‘This is Supergirl,’ and they say, ‘What’s so super about her?’ and she just lifts off the ground.”
There will be some in the Arrowverse however that may seem less welcoming. Kreisberg explains how Oliver (Steven Amell) may be less that thrilled: “Part of Oliver’s journey in those episodes is he’s kind of hit his breaking point for things he’s willing to accept,” said Kreisberg “He’s keeping his distance, which is a very Oliver thing to do.”
The crossover is expected to be on our screens in November.
Supergirl can be seen on Monday nights on the CW.