Looks like John Constantine’s power is far greater than anyone had ever imagined as now, in addition to besting demons and devils of all types, the man has found a way to best the most dastardly foe of all: Network cancellation. Of course, it would not be possible without the fans, who have shown nothing but support for the series and the character, and Matt Ryan in the role, in the years since it left the air, and celebrated every chance Ryan got to play the character again.
As series producer Daniel Cerone stated all those years ago when ‘Constantine’ was first cancelled by NBC:
“We’re leaving behind wild and passionate fans who believe in and were moved by what we tried to do. To leave such a significant, dedicated and active fan base on the table—that’s the real sadness. You all deserve many years of the series we set out to make, and we’re disappointed that we couldn’t deliver that to you.”
Since cancellation Ryan has reprised the role of Constantine on the CW Seed in an animated short series, which was then combined into a feature length film titled ‘Constantine: City of Demons.’ He also appeared in numerous DC Animated Films like ‘Justice League Dark,’ with Ryan still voicing the character, and while all this helped keep the spirit of Constantine alive, it was the CW bringing him into the fold that really sparked hope for the future.
First Ryan appeared on ‘Arrow,’ introducing magic to the CW’s Arrowverse when he helped bring Sara Lance back from the dead, and later he started getting more and more work on ‘Legends of Tomorrow,’ joining the crew as more and more of their adventures began to involve the mystical and magical in the past few seasons. And now, FINALLY, it looks like Warner Bros has realized that Constantine needs his own show again, with Matt Ryan in the lead role, at least according to sources known to the We Got This Covered website, though where it will air is unknown.
With any luck he will go to the CW to be part of the “second generation” of DC shows (joining the likes of ‘Batwoman‘), but there is the chance they could send him straight to the DC Streaming service, maybe even in an attempt to get those hardcore fans to buy into the service (though one would think any hardcore Constantine fans were already big DC fans, and probably had already signed up).
Do you think this is false hope? Or could we really be getting another ‘Constantine’ series? Would you rather have it on the CW or the DC Streaming Service? Feel free to share your thoughts below!