The CW tradition continues in 2017.
Since the first Flash/Arrow crossover, The CW’s primetime dramas based on DC Comics characters have enjoyed getting together for an Autumn event week. Last year saw a tale inspired by the Invasion! storyline play out across The Flash, Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow. Supergirl star Melissa Benoist jumped across dimensions for the event, but her show was left out of the fun.
This year, though, all four shows will merge for a two-night event. According to TVLine, the story starts with the November 27th episode of Supergirl. The same night will also host a special presentation of Arrow (now regularly scheduled on Thursdays). On Tuesday the 28th, the story will be wrapped up during the regularly scheduled episodes of Flash and Legends. With the shows no longer spread across four nights, CW president Mark Pedowitz told reporters at the Television Critics Association summer press tour that the network felt “that it would be better and tighter in storytelling” to group the shows across two nights. “This was the best way to go.”
He added, “Next year we may go back to four nights.”
No plot details have been revealed yet, but we’ll keep a close watch as The CW continues its TCA presentation. I have to say using Invasion! as source material was a master-stroke; finally adding aliens to the main Arrowverse in a tangible way. Maybe a similar route could be employed with, say, Panic in the Sky — mainly for its title appeal — or sticking with the event crossover approach, Eclipso could appear and pit friend against friend. Maybe an Earth-1 version of Mon-El could save the day.
I’m always going to hope for more Mon-El.
All four DC shows return in October.