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Greg Berlanti is arguably one of the kings of superhero TV.
The uber-producer is a TV vet with credits including Dawson's Creek, Everwood, Dirty Sexy Money and Brothers & Sisters among many others, but in just the past four years, he's done something few have been able to accomplish in TV: He's created a shared universe between multiple shows. Sure, Marvel has certainly tried to keep up with all the DC Comics fare that Berlanti has created on The CW and CBS. But aside from some Easter eggs and small cameos here and there, each of Marvel's TV series on ABC and Netflix remains a separate entity. Whereas Berlanti's shows — Arrow, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow and Supergirl — form one cohesive universe, aptly nicknamed the "Berlanti-verse."
The Berlanti-verse started small, with just one vigilante, Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell), using parkour and archery to save his city on The CW's Arrow. But early on, Berlanti and his writing team recognized they had a chance to expand their DC Comics world on the small screen by introducing Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) aka the Flash in season two of Arrow. From that small arc, a new spinoff series was created in The Flash. After The Flash's success, two more DC Comics series were born: Legends of Tomorrow on The CW and Supergirl on CBS (although it will move to The CW this fall for season two, finally bringing all of Berlanti's series to the same network).
While each of these shows operate on their own and follow different characters and plot lines, they all come together often for crossovers. These crossovers are sometimes huge in scope, like this coming fall when all four series are set to join up for one massive story, or small, like when a one-episode villain from one show appears on another. The Hollywood Reporter rounded up all the different Berlanti-verse crossovers that have happened so far between Arrow, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow and Supergirl and ranked them in order to find out what is the best crossover of all time.
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