Showrunner Daniel Cerone clears the air as he says Constantine is NOT cancelled! – reports from CBR
“I just received confirmation from the corporate offices at NBC. I was assured that Constantine has not been canceled and our pitch meeting to discuss a potential second season remains on the books. By the way, this is a pitch meeting involving the president of Warner Bros and and the entertainment heads of NBC. Nobody at this incredibly busy time of the development season has time to waste taking pointless meetings.
Now, is it fair to say that Constantine is a long shot? Sure, that’s fair to say. While we marginally improved a tough time slot for NBC, we’re a very expensive show to produce. A lot of NBC’s decision making will not doubt hinge on their new pilots and how they feel those new shows would fare as a companion piece to Grimm, versus a second season of Constantine.” – Daniel Cerone
I honestly don’t feel Constantine has ever gotten a fair shake since the beginning of the series with way too much hype in ad building at the start, a very bad time slot also no real support from NBC after the show began to air. Even with very heavy fan support the show has been on the bubble ever since NBC didn’t order a full series of episodes for the first Season.
Even when countless fans of the series quickly took to social media to try and save the fledgling series with the #SaveConstantine hashtag, which regularly appears all over the internet.
At one point even showrunner Daniel Cerone was seen being extremely vocal on Twitter as well. the last ray of hope came in Daniel’s last tweet in April 6th that stated NBC invited him to pitch Constantine Season 2 in late April, and added Constantine was not dead and to stay hopeful.
There is vast rumors going around that NBC has canceled Constantine because of a BuzzFeed source but now that original Buzzfeed source is now correcting that news on their twitter feed! The show is NOT officially canceled and NOT confirmed by NBC as of yet.
Even with the vast rumors that Constantine could be picked up by NBC’s sister network, SyFy; I have read that an exec for SyFy has also confirmed those rumor were not true.
Constantine still has a lot explaining to do and left fans with more questions than answers in the final episodes. I do hope something can be worked out to give this show a real fair chance.
NBC executives have said that main reason for the cancellation of Constantine was due to live-viewings not getting high enough ratings. I blame that more on NBC for not airing the show at a good time slot for younger fans to get to. Even though fan support was extremely high, the DVR and online viewings were said to be doing very well, the show could not gain traction.
Honestly all Constantine needs is a good time slot for younger viewers but with DC messing up when they did not wanting the mixing of TV shows with movies. That stubbornness from Film studios is what really will end all the good DC comic book shows on television when all is said and done.
One bit of good news for the DC Comic book fans, Warner Bros. will be using Constantine in the Guillermo del Toro Justice League Dark movie, which is separate than the TV show, but Guillermo Del Toro did state he would be open to using Matt Ryan! Go Guillermo for having a much more open mind than NBC does.