Constantine Canceled, But Possibly Not Completely Dead


Constantine was kind of like a zombie TV show, and not just because it dealt with the occult and some scary stuff. No, I mean the way that NBC cut short its first season order at 13 episodes and proceeded to be very noncommittal about its future. Again, it was almost like the series was undead, shambling around and waiting for NBC to put it out of its misery.

That head shot might have come today. Here’s a tweet from Constantine creator Daniel Cerone:

Here’s where my zombie analogy breaks down, because Cerone makes it sound possible it could find new life somewhere else. Count me among the many who thought Constantine would be a nice fit on Syfy, which is trying to class up its lineup of shows. Apparently NBC Universal felt otherwise.

As our reviewer Steve Lam would no doubt agree, the series got stronger as it went following a so-so start, with some of the best episodes coming toward the end of its abbreviated run. While it doesn’t have as strong a link to super hero mania as some other comics-based series — and hardcore Hellblazer fans would no doubt agree that’s for the best — it seems silly to think that no cable outlet could find a spot for it.

You know what you have to do if you want to help persuade someone. To mangle The X-Files, the hashtags are out there.

(via Bleeding Cool)

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