The return of The Flash, Arrow, and Supergirl is nigh! (Not yet for Legends of Tomorrow though — see my note below the trailer). One of the best TV events of 2017 was the Arrow-verse crossover, and so in that spirit, the CW has released a short teaser trailer that shows members of the four series all getting suited-up together. It is exceptionally adorable, especially when Oliver (Stephen Amell) admonishes Barry (Grant Gustin) and Kara (Melissa Benoist) for not being fast enough … which, of course, is subsequently not a problem.
Though we will not likely get another full crossover until next fall, it’s really fun to see these characters interacting even in small ways. I’m hoping for some mini-crossovers among the series throughout the spring season (I mean, Cisco fixing the smudges on Ray’s visor is probably a Top 10 Arrow-verse moment for me now). But as each of the series return this winter, they’re all facing some pretty heavy stuff — Reign for Supergirl, DeVoe for The Flash, and the break-up of Team Arrow. And as all of these shows have (hopefully) learned, a little levity can help that darkness immensely.
Check out the trailer below:
Also, you can read the synopses for each of the series’ new episodes (minus Legends — remember, Legends‘ timeslot moved to accommodate Black Lightning‘s premiere, and it will then take over Supergirl‘s spot on Mondays starting February 12th):
Returns: Monday, January 15th
Synopsis: “Legion of Superheroes”
Struggling to heal from her injuries inflicted by Reign, Supergirl remains in a dreamlike state, unable to be reached. Mon-El recruits one of the Legion members, Brainiac-5 (Defiance‘s Jesse Rath), to try to bring her back. Meanwhile, Reign continues her rampage on the city so the DEO teams up with the Legion of Superheroes to try to stop her.
Returns: Tuesday, January 16th
Synopsis: “The Trial of The Flash”
As Barry’s trial for the murder of Clifford DeVoe begins, Iris and Joe must decide how far they are willing to go to keep Barry out of prison.
Returns: Thursday, January 18th
Despite losing half his team, Oliver remains confident that he, Felicity and Diggle can stop Cayden James and Black Siren However, when he discovers one of Cayden’s secrets, he decides to team up with an unlikely ally. Meanwhile, Dinah spends time with Vince.