Fans have been unsure on NBC’s commitment to the quite entertaining ‘Constantine‘ and the latest update tells us that the network is still unsure on what to do about a second season. While the studio cancelled extra episodes for the first season from being created, the producers are still confident that the series will get greenlit for another season . Even ‘Constantine’ lead actor Matt Ryan has said that he is “confident” and “hopeful” that the series will return.
Where does the network stand though? At the Television Critics Association Press Tour the subject was brought up to studio chairman Robert Greenblatt who has said that the ratings just aren’t where the networks wants them to be. However, that doesn’t mean it won’t be returning:
“We got on the bandwagon of these shows based on comic books and maybe there are too many of them. It’s a popular series of comics, but it’s not The Flash, it’s not Batman. So maybe it suffers a little bit there. But as Jen said, it’s a show we really like. We love Matt Ryan, who’s the star of it. I think we did right by the fans who didn’t like the film that was made of it. The future is still up in the air for that show.”
With ‘Hannibal‘ and ‘Grimm‘ already doing well on the network, it seemed that mixing horror and comic books would be a sure fire win. Clearly it hasn’t been able to nab as many viewers as NBC has wanted no matter how well put together the show itself is.
While views of the show are up in a variety of formats, it seems to be that live viewership is where the most concern is as:
“We wish the show had done better live. It has a big viewership after [it airs] in all kinds of ways and it has a younger audience, but the live number is challenging. It hasn’t come out in the way we wanted it to, but we love the show. I think it’s fair to say we’re still talking about it.”
Perhaps the new time slot of 8/7c that kicked off last week will help raise the series’ numbers. Only time will tell!
What have your thoughts on the ‘Constantine’ series been so far? Is this a show that deserves to stay on the air or would you be open to seeing it get the ax?
Source: Screen Rant