Fan speculation for what was in store for Season 2 of Constantine came to an abrupt halt when NBC declined to renew the series for a second season a mere four months after the first season’s finale.
The move to not renew the poorly-rated show didn’t come as a complete shock even though the show was well received by fans, particularly Matt Ryan’s portrayal of the main character.
Since the show’s cancellation, fans have wanted to see Ryan’s Constantine back in action, and now that may be a very real possibility.
According to iDigitalTimes, full episodes of Constantine Season 1 are now streaming on the CW Seed. And despite NBC announcing last July that the show would not be returning, Arrow star Stephen Amell previously stated that there were talks of Constantine making his way over from NBC.
Of course, shortly after Amell’s words, Constantine made his way into Season 4 of Arrow. Arrow fans quickly fell in love with Matt Ryan’s character when he came to Star City to help Oliver restore Sara’s soul after she was resurrected courtesy of the Lazarus Pit.
Constantine was also mentioned in the episode “Genesis,” when Oliver was seeking advice about how to fend off Damien Darhk’s use of dark magic, and in “Taken,” Oliver tells his good friend John Diggle that Constantine is in Hell.
It’s speculated that he ventured to Hell to save a girl he sent there during a failed exorcism attempt. It’s also presumed that Constantine made it out because a mere five episodes after Oliver’s conversations with Diggle, Oliver contacted Constantine yet again.
Despite fans hoping for either a possible Season 2 or a permanent spot on Arrow, Cinema Blend warns that the fact that Season 1 of Constantine is on CW Seed may not be a good sign.
The CW Seed offers an array of ongoing and canceled shows, which could simply mean NBC passed on the rights for the show, which just happened to be in the DC universe.
However, it should also be noted that every DC show on CW Seed can be connected in some fashion to Arrow, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, and even Supergirl. So the CW could’ve tinkered with the rights to Constantine, which is a good sign for fans.
Also, FX News Call states that even Arrow’s showrunner, Marc Guggenheim, believes the pieces are in place for Constantine to make a return. The CW has already saved other shows, like CBS’ Supergirl.
But cult favorite can’t be saved without the return of Matt Ryan, who is currently in the U.K. filming the 1940s series The Halcyon.
So far, The Halcyon has been billed as an eight-part drama rather than an on-going series. This could leave time in his schedule to come to the U.S. for the return of Constantine.
Despite the news of a possible return, it most likely won’t be for some time since CW president Mark Pedowitz previously stated that there were no plans in spinning off any more superhero shows.
Adding to that statement, Arrow is also heading back to its superpower-less tone as seen in the show’s first two seasons, meaning Constantine joining Arrow for Season 5 remains unlikely.
Of course, Legends of Tomorrow might prove to be a better fit for the demon hunting character.
Now for the bad news: Creator Daniel Cerone took to Twitter over the weekend and burst the bubble for a possible Season 2 of Constantine, at least for the time being.
“I see there are new rumblings of #Constantine on CW. I’ve heard nothing but will put out some feelers and see what I can learn. #Hellblazers”
— Daniel Cerone (@DanielVCerone) July 16, 2016
“Checked with execs and CW Seed (streaming #Constantine) is separate from CW Network. So no current plans to bring back the show.???? #Hellblazers”
— Daniel Cerone (@DanielVCerone) July 22, 2016
So fans, what do you think? Do you think the CW should add Constantine to one of the DC Universe shows, or would you be happier with a complete Season 2? Let us know in the comments below.
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