Friday, May 8, 2015

CONSTANTINE Officially Cancelled by NBC, Shopped Elsewhere

Surprise, The Rising Darkness turned out to be NBC, after all.

The Hollywood Reporter has word that NBC has officially cancelled Constantine, based on the DC Comics/VERTIGO comic series Hellblazer, even though comic book shows continue to thrive on every other network.

The news isn't overly surprising, considering the show's low ratings that averaged 4.5 million viewers and a 1.4 rating among adults 18-49 at 10 p.m., coming out of Grimm’s 6.3 million and 1.8 rating. This, of course, being the natural result thanks to horrible Friday night time slots and poor reception to the pilot episode that resulted in the series being taken off the air after only 13 episodes of its expected 22.  

Regardless, Constantine fans uniting as "Hellblazers" held out some small hope that showrunner Daniel Cerone's late April meeting with NBC executives would convince them to renew the series for Season 2.

Cerone commented on the news on his official Twitter account with the following post...
Warner Bros.' attempt to shop Constantine around in hopes on landing on another network was confirmed by Entertainment Weekly.  The series would probably be an excellent fit for The CW, which already has four DC Comics series, or perhaps on Syfy, which hosted a Constantine marathon some time ago.

For now, however, Hellblazers will have to continue fan campaigns to bring the series to another network, or simply accept that they may never find see the resolution to the series' cliffhanger ending.  One thing about John Constantine, though...He's a survivor.

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