John Barrowman signs multi-show deal at The CW

Malcolm Merlyn will pop up in all of The CW’s shows

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It certainly seems as though The CW is doing its best to bring their various shows together. Now that Supergirl is officially part of the Network’s small-screen superhero universe, much of the buzz surrounding the upcoming new seasons has centred around crossovers – or the potential for them. To this end, the first seeds seem to have been sown, with John Barrowman (aka Malcolm Merlyn in Arrow) signing a multi-show deal at The CW.

Following in the footsteps of studio co-star Wentworth Miller (aka Leonard Snart/Captain Cold), the deal will in theory see him appear in CW stablemates The Flash and Legends Of Tomorrow, as well as new addition Supergirl. Quite how Barrowman will fit in remains to be seen, but we’re sure that whatever he has planned isn’t good. He has burned his bridges with pretty much every character he’s come across since debuting in Arrow’s first season, so it’ll be interesting to see how he bounces off his counterparts in other shows. We’re particularly intrigued to see an encounter with Supergirl‘s Maxwell Lord.

In the meantime, we’re sure there’ll be more to follow. With The Flash Season 3 confirmed to be following the Flashpoint storyline from the comics, and the very nature of Legends Of Tomorrow allowing for the possibility of time/universe travel, it looks like the Berlanti-verse is somehow becoming an even larger and more interlinked place than it was previously, if that were somehow possible. Now all we need is for them to bring back Rick Cosnett as Eddie Thawne and Robbie Amell as Ronnie Raymond, and we’ll be satisfied.

Arrow, The Flash, Legends Of Tomorrow and Supergirl will all air on The CW in October, and in the UK on Sky1 later in the year. You can download The 25 Greatest DC Comics Ever digital edition from now. For all the latest TV news, pick up the new issue of SciFiNow.