Constantine, the little NBC show that could, has had very tumultuous ride in its short life as a TV show. Producer Daniel Cerone has been keeping fans, and media alike, up-to-date on the future of NBC‘s Constantine. The last bit of news on the fate of Vertigo comics’ magical con-man/detective, as reported by Inquistr, was that the meeting had moved to April.
Apparently, the countless amounts of #SaveConstantine tweets have been having an effect, because this time the Cerone report had some NBC clout to go along with it, Comicbook reports.
“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 the entertainment heads of NBC. Nobody at this incredibly busy time of the development season has time to waste taking pointless meetings.”
Since there have been many speculations that stated all producers and network claim all embattled shows have a chance, and Cerone was simply leading the fans on, he invoked DC Comics’ parent company Warner Bros. to prove his truthfulness. He also let Constantine fans in the on some of the decision making process, apparently, Grimm is also part of the deciding factor to the NBC show’s fate.
“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.”
This update seemed to be wise because Slashfilm and Buzzfeed were initially under the impression Constantine had been given the boot by NBC executives today. However, as Daniel Cerone constantly updates us via Twitter, NBC‘s Constantine is still up in the air. However, there at least seems to be serious consideration.
For the sake of John Constantine’s first TV adaptation and NBC comic book credibility, the Hellblazer and New 52 Constantine fans will not lose hope. Though many shows have had their own hash tags and internet campaigns, there just feels like something different about the Constantine crowd.
At the very least, one hopes no one will let the devil know about Constantine‘s demise, should it happen. Well, at least one half-hour before the devil knows he is dead. Constantine is not Irish, but the phrase works all the same.
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