Constantine, the long-shot NBC show, and its fans are currently playing the waiting game. It is not all bad, as anyone carrying the #Save Constantine banner can watch their favorite demonologist and petty dabbler of the dark arts on most streaming or On-Demand services. The Inquisitr reported last week that the fledgling supernatural NBC show’s ratings and fandom were laid out before the station’s executives. In fact, Warner Bros. executives were in attendance.
According to the show’s main source of information, Constantine producer Daniel Cerone, the meeting went well. However, fans were not treated to much more information. Cerone took to Twitter to tell Constantine viewers just when they might expect to hear the decision, CrossMap reports.
“For those asking, NBC announces fall sked 5/11. We may hear 2-3 days early. When I know you will. #Constantine #SaveConstantine #Hellblazers”
By Cerone’s admission, Constantine‘s fate could come before this very week is out. At the very least, fans have until Monday to find out if John Constantine has cast his last spell at NBC. Unfortunately, producers Cerone and David Goyer have admitted that the show is a long shot.
Interestingly, they have stated that part of Constantine‘s fate is linked to how other shows might fit with NBC’s Grimm. Many have drawn similarities between the two shows. In the latest list of 2015 NBC pilots, according to Deadline, there are only two supernatural-like shows on the docket. The show are titled Curse of the Fuentes Women, Warrior, and Unveiled. The other shows are fairly different from both Constantine and Grimm. The descriptions are listed below.
“WARRIOR: In a grounded, contemporary multicultural and sometimes magical milieu, a damaged heroine works undercover with physical and spiritual guidance from a mysterious martial arts master to bring down an international crime lord.
UNVEILED: An ensemble of flawed guardian angels intervene in the lives of those who find themselves facing crisis in an attempt to restore their faith and, often, save their lives.
THE CURSE OF THE FUENTES WOMEN: When a young man washes up on Miami Beach claiming to be a long-lost family member from Cuba, he breathes new energy into the lives of grandmother Esperanza Fuentes, daughter Lola and granddaughter Soledad. In the Latin American tradition of magical realism, it explores the power of memory and mythology in shaping our destinies.”
Though they all carry something supernatural about them, Constantine has a specific edge on all of them, Constantine is based on a comic book series. Any wise network knows it is wise to have a horse in that race. Currently, John Constantine is NBC’s only horse, and he has 300-plus comics to draw inspiration from.
It would seem unwise for NBC to pass up on Constantine season 2. Although the show did have weak numbers, many have said that a lot of shows have a rough first season. Case in point, Grimm had similar problems.
The numbers for On-Demand and streaming services has not been released, but fans have a short window to amp up that effect.
Other shows have had their own hashtag campaigns, and John Constantine is not a dependable man. However, just like his friends tend not to give up on him, fans should not give up hope on a Constantine season 2. You have five days or less to convince NBC. You might want get moving, loves.
[Image Via Creative Commons/NBC/Daniel Cerone]