While not everyone is a huge fan of a major television series deciding to do a big musical episode, there are enough fans of the idea to keep it alive, and with stars like Melissa Benoist and Grant Gustin on your show (who just happen to come from talented musical backgrounds), fans were even more excited when ‘The Flash’ and ‘Supergirl’ decided to do a musical cross-over episode last year. In the episode, Barry Allen/ The Flash and Kara Danvers/ Supergirl were sent into an alternate dimension by the Music Meister (Darren Criss, of ‘Glee’ fame) where everyone sang and danced, and they were forced to learn some difficult lessons about their love lives. Again, the episode was not universally loved, but enough fans enjoyed it that many wondered if the shows were going to follow it up this year with another musical episode, and how they were going to top what they originally did, especially since the catchy songs are still available for purchase online now.
Sadly for those fans, their bubble has just been burst. According to Danielle Panabaker who plays Caitlin Snow/ Killer Frost on the hit series:
“To the best of my knowledge, we’re not going to do that again this year. That musical was pretty ambitious. I think by the time we finished the musical, we were pretty exhausted.”
Which makes sense when you think about it. It’s pretty exhausting just shooting a full season of a regular season, never mind a special effect and stunt heavy one like ‘The Flash’ or ‘Supergirl.’ Then throw cross-overs into the mix and things get even crazier as the shows are trying to adapt to the schedule of a whole other production while still trying to keep their own series going. Then throw in a musical episode with all of the headaches involved in writing, producing, and shooting fully synced and choreographed songs, and I can only imagine the relief felt when they decided not to do another musical this year.
Are you disappointed to hear Benoist and Gustin won’t be singing again this year? Or do you think once was enough? Share your opinion in the comments below!
SOURCE: Comic Beats