When "The Flash" and "Supergirl" cross over next spring in a two-episode musical event, they'll have a secret weapon in their arsenal: original songs.
"Next week we’ll have to start talking about clearing music," Executive Producer Greg Berlanti told Indiewire. "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."
Asked whether "Hamilton' creator Lin-Manuel Miranda might write an original song, Berlanti laughed, "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."
Announced last month, the musical event is separate from the fall crossover involving "Arrow," "The Flash," "Supergirl" and "DC's Legends of Tomorrow."
The musical episodes won't be a stretched for several of the shows' cast members: Grant Gustin and Melissa Benoist previously appeared on "Glee," Jesse L. Martin was part of the original cast of "Rent," and Jeremy Jordan starred in stage productions of "Newsies," "West Side Story" and "Rock of Ages."
"The Flash" returns for its third season Oct. 4, while "Supergirl" makes the jump from CBS to The CW on Oct. 10.
(via Screen Rant)