There’s awesome news from the TCA’s, courtesy of TVLine.
According to TVLIne, the CW kicked off its Sunday appearance at the Television Critics Association winter press tour by announcing the seven shows had earned early renewals, including the aforementioned The Flash as well as Jane the Virgin (both of which will be heading into Season 4), Supernatural (for a lucky Season 13) and Arrow (now targeting Season 6).
Additionally, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and CBS import Supergirl all will be back for Season 3.
Also, according to TVLine, Supergirl and The Flash will indeed battle the Music Meister, executive producer Greg Berlanti confirmed on Sunday at the Television Critics Association winter press tour.
And though Neil Patrick Harris voiced the DC Comics villain in the Batman: The Brave and the Bold animated series — and thus has been speculated/hoped to assume the live-action role — The Music Meister has not yet been cast, Berlanti said.
CW president Mark Pedowitz told TVLine on Sunday morning that he was just about to see the script for the musical two-parter, adding: “We’re very excited about it. There’s great musical talent on both shows,” including but not at all limited to series leads/Glee alumni Melissa Benoist and Grant Gustin.
TVLine next reported that Once Upon a Time in Wonderland alum Peter Gadiot has landed the role of the nefarious Mr. Mxyzptlk on Supergirl.
In DC Comics lore, Mr. Mxyzptlk is an impish, reality-bending trickster from the 5th Dimension who is best known for tormenting Superman and who can be “sent home” only by tricking him into saying/spelling his own name backwards.
Finally, TVLine reported brilliant news — John Constantine lives!
The CW announced at the Television Critics Association winter press tour on Sunday that the DC Comics character, previously brought to life via a one-and-done NBC drama, will return in an animated CW Seed series.
Matt Ryan, who fronted the aforementioned live-action series (and reprised the character in an episode of The CW’s Arrow), will voice the character’s cartoon form. At this very early stage, there is no word on whether any supporting cast from the NBC incarnation will be involved.