Constantine EP Says Show Is Officially Dead


Even after NBC decided that 13 episodes of Constantine were enough, there was the thought that maybe it was simply a bad fit between show and network. In an era of online petitions and #SaveConstantine hashtags, perhaps some other outlet would be intrigued enough by the series’ following and consistent improvement over the course of its debut season to give it a second shot at life elsewhere.

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Alas, it seems it’s now time to abandon all hope, as even the people behind the show are packing it in. Executive producer Daniel Cerone broke the news this weekend, using Twitter to explain that Constantine was officially finished.

"I promised I’d share news when I had it — sadly, that news is not good. The cast and writers of Constantine are being released from their contracts. The studio tried to find a new home for the show, for which we’re forever grateful, but those efforts didn’t pan out. I’m sorry, I wasn’t provided any information on the attempts to sell the show elsewhere. All I can report is that the show is over."

In the end, it does strike me as a little strange that no cable networks would take a chance on a show with a built-in following, even if it was a modest one in this case. There are, of course, financial aspects to those kind of decisions that we’re simply not privy to, which could have had an impact in this case.

On a personal level, I thought the writing on Constantine was better than Gotham, especially once it got about 3-4 episodes into its run, but NBC really never showed much confidence in the series. If you count yourself a fan, you should read Cerone’s extended tweet, because it has a very nice thank you as well.

So long, John. We’ll see you in the comics.

(via IGN)

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