In previous annual crossover episodes, CW’s resident superheroes have tussled with invading aliens and evil Nazi doppelgangers. This year, they’re going full “Freaky Friday.”
The three-part “Elseworlds” storyline – kicking off on Sunday’s “The Flash” (8 EST/PST) and continuing on Monday’s “Arrow” (8 EST/PST) and Tuesday’s “Supergirl” (8 EST/PST) – body-swaps two of the network’s central heroes, Green Arrow, aka Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) and the Flash, aka Barry Allen (Grant Gustin). After they mysteriously wake up one day living the other’s life and brandishing the other’s skills, the two guys reach out to their powerful pal Supergirl (Melissa Benoist), meet her iconic cousin Superman (Tyler Hoechlin) and head to Gotham City on their path to setting things right in these altered worlds.
Batman’s not in town, but Batwoman is: Ruby Rose makes her debut as Gotham’s female caped crusader before getting her own potential series next year on CW. (The first crossover similarly spun “The Flash” out of “Arrow.)
After seven years on “Arrow,” producers gave the DC bunch free rein, essentially telling them “You can have whatever you want,” Amell says. “Which I don’t think has ever happened before. Bottom line, this was the most fun that I’ve ever had, probably by design.”