Here’s How ‘The Flash’ Will Visit ‘Supergirl’ in CBS Crossover

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CBS has revealed the first poster for the upcoming crossover between “Supergirl” and The CW’s “The Flash,” as well as the plot details for the episode, airing March 28.

Titled “Worlds Finest,” the hour sees titular heroine Kara (Melissa Benoist) gain a new ally when the lightning-fast superhero The Flash, aka Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) suddenly appears from an alternate universe. Barry helps Kara battle Silver Banshee, aka Siobhan Smythe (Italia Ricci), and Livewire (Brit Morgan) in exchange for her help in finding a way to return him home.

The Scarlet Speedster already has some experience with alternate universes, having paid a visit to Earth-2 — another version of our world, albeit with some striking differences — in Season 2 of the CW series. During that trip, “The Flash” teed up the impending crossover by including a shot of Benoist’s Supergirl while Barry traveled through the breach between worlds, hinting at a larger DC Comics multiverse that offered endless possibilities on infinite Earths.


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While Supergirl and Superman don’t exist on Barry’s Earth-1 — which is set in a continuity known as the “Arrowverse,” since it encompasses all of the superhero shows spawned by The CW’s “Arrow,” including “The Flash,” “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” and animated series “Vixen” — Barry’s ability to travel through time and space means that he’s capable of paying a visit to other DC Comics-based shows (even on other networks) without disrupting anyone’s reality.

Check out CBS’ newly-released poster for the crossover episode below, which is an homage to DC’s “Superman” issue 199, which saw a race between The Flash and Kara’s cousin, the Man of Steel.

And take a look back at the first time Gustin and Benoist united — to help celebrate executive producer Greg Berlanti for Variety‘s cover story.

“Supergirl” also stars Calista Flockhart, Chyler Leigh, Mehcad Brooks, David Harewood and Jeremy Jordan. The story for the episode hails from Berlanti, with the teleplay penned by executive producer Andrew Kreisberg and Michael Grassi. “Worlds Finest” was directed by Nick Gomez.

“Supergirl” airs Mondays at 8 p.m. on CBS; “The Flash” airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. on The CW.

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  1. Watch Series says:

    i cant wait to watch crossover supergirl n the flash, it will amazing story i guess

  2. Ash says:

    Now that they have transcended the bridge of network gaps, let us make one more HUGE leap… DC can completely destroy Marvel, IF the Movie verse is included with the DC Multiverse. All the different Earths from both TV and movies, across all networks, collide as they have a crisis of infinite Earths! MAKE IT HAPPEN DC, YOU HAVE THE POWER!!!

  3. Aj Lucassen says:

    In the pilot episode of “the Flash” Joe says ” I heard of I guy that can bend steel with his hands and I guy that talk to fish” I just assumed that he was referring about Superman and Aquaman, I know that putting other major heroes in the show may not be possible due to contracts, but I thought they could at least apply that they may exist in the universe. Disappointed that it is an alternate universe, but at least it is happening.

    • Aj Lucassen says:

      It would have been easier to have a villain from Arrowverse show up in Superverse or vise versa if it was in the same universe, It does not always have to be the heroes or main cast going back and forth sometimes just smaller things like that could help both shows.

  4. Nathan Ewing says:

    If Superman and Supergirl do not exist in the same universe as the Flash and Green Arrow, how is the Justice League ever suppose to come about? Or is that why a different actor is being used to play the Flash in the movie?

    • Red Blue Blur says:

      Superman and Kara don’t exist in the Arrowverse… dispite Ollie being treated like a guest of honor on Smallville for several years…

      F*** you Green Arrow!! Clark made you FAMOUS! You ungrateful rich blonde dirtbag!!!

    • Kevin Allen says:

      The two theories I’ve heard are that Clark hasn’t officially become Superman yet (he is still on his world tour) and the second theory is that in this universe Krypton never exploded and thus Kal-El and Kara are living happy, normal lives on their planet.

  5. eddie edwards says:

    the time master in legends of tomorrow mentioned that he witnessed “a man of steel die” so…. earth 1 still doesn’t have superman?!

  6. ARGM says:

    Able to eclipse time, space and network red tape. Truly an amazing gift.

  7. libra113 says:

    I have it all figured out. Barry and STAR Labs are trying to figure out how to open a portal to Earth-2 to help out Jay and he accidentally ends up on “Supergirl” Earth instead.

  8. When it comes to television and movies, the universes aren’t divided by alternate realities and time lines, its’ more like networks, lawyers and contracts.

  9. Michael says:

    I love these crossover shows, but I do find something interesting how come ALL the DC shows on TV are Excellent and the movies so so, and the Marvel on TV so so and their movies Great.

  10. mysterybounty says:

    Supergirl sucks, so sad that they made Grant Gustin do this, you can tell he lacks enthusiasm to be on this crappy show. Let it die CBS, I couldn’t watch past episode 10, drama is stupid and forced, CGI budget looks like half of The Flash’s and the side characters are all shit. Weather acted poorly or just written that way they all suck, I will watch this for Grant but wont enjoy it.

    • Kevin Allen says:

      Yeah, that’s why he’s posted a ton of photos to Instragram about the episode where he is all smiles and has been gushing about doing it. And that’s also why Stephen Amell, after talking with Grant, has come out and said HE wants to crossover next year because Grant had so much fun.

      Yes, that clearly sounds like a miserable man and not a sad little fanboy whining in the comments section and using a single image to justify his biased opinion! Of course!

  11. acurat says:

    Means that while the Flash will crossover to CBS, there are no plans for the opposite to happen. Of course they could have Kara go just as fast to do the same but I am betting CBS wants none of that. Correct me if I am wrong, but isn’t “The Flash” on the CW is its biggest show, while on CBS with similar ratings “Supergirl” gets decent but not great ratings?

    • cadavra says:

      No, they’ve discussed this. The problem is that “The Flash” is made on a far lower budget than “Supergirl,” and unless they were given the go-ahead to spend the extra dough on the necessary VFX, they can’t afford it.

      • SKY says:

        I recognise that name from IGN ‘mysterybounty’ he is a huge troll and one of the biggest haters on SG.

    • Mejiwolf says:

      If CBS didn’t want any of it why did they order it? Seeing as CBS co-owns the CW with Warner Brothers they could have just as easily said no. CW is literally an abbreviation of the two, C as in CBS and W as in Warner Brothers.

    • Kevin Allen says:

      The reason why she isn’t go to the Flash is that they had already scripted out all the Flash episodes for this season. CBS increased the order for Supergirl so they were able to add episodes and thus do this… Flash has a set order. It’s common with new shows in their first season; they are given an order for 12 episodes or 19 episodes and then the network, liking what they see, order for more. The new show then produces filler episodes to meet the need (that’s why sometimes a first season feels like it is just stuffed with filler… same thing happened with the Flash and Arrow their first season).

      Both networks have said that they would love to make this a regular thing.

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