Rachel Bloom Writes Song For Supergirl/Flash Musical Crossover

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This crossover just keeps getting better and better. They’re already bringing together some of the best cast members from the four CW Berlantiverse shows and allowing these triple and quadruple threats to sing (and, dare we hope, dance? Some of them are amazing dancers, too. Go watch Grant Gustin’s Glee performances again. And Darren Criss can keep up.) Now they’re adding in original songs written by Rachel Bloom, of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, and Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, Broadway darlings who wrote Dear Evan Hansen, Dogfight, and A Christmas Story, and who have now moved on to Hollywood to write the lyrics for Oscar nominated song City of Stars from La La Land. Can Pasek and Paul go for their EGOT all in one year?

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Riverdale Season 1 Chapter One: The River’s Edge

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Riverdale is the new CW Twin Peaks lite teen mystery drama from Greg Berlanti, of the DC Berlantiverse, and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, writer for Glee, Big Love, Supergirl, Marvel Comics, and Chief Creative Officer of Archie Comics. The adult cast is stocked with veterans of teen and science fiction shows, such as Molly Ringwald, Skeet Ulrich, Luke Perry, Robin Givens, and Tom McBeath. One, Mädchen Amick, is an actual Twin Peaks cast member. So, the show starts with a great resume and critics have given the pilot great reviews. For myself, I’m a little burned out on high school dramas after five years of The Vampire Diaries and having been one of the few who stuck with Glee until the bitter, bitter end. I loved Twin Peaks way back when, though, and I do still love a good twisted, quirky, potential cult show in the making. So, what the heck, let’s give it a shot.

They start right off with their homage to Twin Peaks. This not a coincidence:

The settings for both shows are very similar, small towns in the Pacific Northwest where nature is still rugged and wild. The rivers rush, the mist creeps, the mountains loom, and the forests are dark and dense with towering, dripping evergreens. This is not a place where man has tamed nature. The outdoors is a character, and potentially a villain.

In fact, Jughead, our narrator, begins by telling us about the mysterious death of Jason Blossom, the Laura Palmer of Riverdale. Kudos to everyone involved for not making him a blonde female. The Blossom twins, Jason and his sister Cheryl, who are both redheads, drive out to Sweet Water River dressed in white and holding hands, to take an early morning boat ride on July 4th. Nothing unusual in that, right? Before they get in the boat, Cheryl asks Jason if he’s scared. Jason shakes his head no. They get into the boat, and Jason rows them out into the middle of the water, while Cheryl sits with her gloved hands primly in her lap. Moments later, a gunshot fireworks thunder loud sound is heard.

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Supergirl Season 2 Episode 9: Supergirl Lives Recap

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And, we’re back. That felt like a really long break. Let’s jump right into the action. Kara’s chasing criminals in a van. She catches the van and driver after an honest to goodness firefight between their gun and her eyeballs. The accomplices have gotten away, so it’s up to The Guardian to catch them. But one slips past him, so Winn becomes the C team. He opens his van door and smashes the thief in the face. Score! But he celebrates too soon, and with his back to the thief. No, Winn, no. Never turn your back until you’ve secured the prisoner. The thief teaches Winn this lesson, but James/Guardian rescues Winn just in time.

Kara’s not okay with having an unapproved B team helping her out. She could have gotten everyone on her own. He took away half the fun, damn it. Alex tries to help, but they end up giggling over Alex’s new girlfriend instead. The next morning, Alex and Maggie are also all giggly and cute and happy over the new girlfriend thing.

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Darren Criss Joins Supergirl/Flash Musical Crossover as the Music Meister

blaineseb Ha! I knew Berlanti and Kreisberg couldn’t stay away from Darren Criss forever. The producers of the four DC ‘verse shows on The CW have an affinity for casting Glee alumni (Melissa Benoist, Grant Gustin) and Michigan State/Starkid alumni as well (Carlos Valdes, Andy Mientus). Darren is the pinnacle of that trend, fitting both groups.

The Flash and Supergirl, starring Gustin and Benoist, are doing a musical crossover which will air Monday, March 20 and Tuesday, March 21. Most of the crossover will be on The Flash. Supergirl will probably get just enough to explain her presence in Central City, the way she did during the December crossover that incorporated all four Berlantiverse shows.

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Winn/Jeremy Jordan will be crossing over with Kara/Melissa Benoist. Dr Stein/Victor Garber and Malcom Merlyn/John Barrowman will also be pulled in from other parts of the Berlantiverse.

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Greg Berlanti to Remake Little Shop of Horrors Film

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Berlanti Should Continue His Streak of Casting Glee Alumni, and Cast Darren Criss and Lea Michele as Seymour and Audrey

Deadline reports that Warner Bros is developing a film remake of the classic musical Little Shop of Horrors with Greg Berlanti, producer of superhero shows on The CW, directing, Marc Platt (La La Land) producing, and a script by Matthew Robinson (The Invention of Lying).

Little Shop of Horrors was originally a 1960 B movie cult film directed by Roger Corman. Alan Menken and Howard Ashman turned it into an Off-Off-Broadway rock musical in 1982. It eventually made its way to Off-Broadway, where it ran for 5 years, then to movie theaters in 1986. Rick Moranis and Ellen Greene starred in the 1986 film as Seymour and Audrey.

After the cut, my take on the news, and video of Darren Criss and Lea Michele singing Suddenly Seymour from Little Shop of Horrors.

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