Constantine producer fires back over production halt: 'Constantine will survive'

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Nov 25, 2014

Despite a recent uptick in ratings, NBC has halted production on the first season of Constantine, and they’ll use numbers from the remaining episodes to make a decision on a second season. But don’t think that means the cast and crew are losing faith in John and the gang.

Producer Daniel Cerone, who serves as showrunner on the Hellblazer-based series, took to Twitter following news of the production halt to refute reports the series is essentially dead at this point. According to Cerone, the series is still very much in contention for a second season — but only if the remaining installments of the 13-episode debut season stay strong.

Cerone laid out some basic ratings comparisons and took a shot or two at rallying fans to start up some social media and word-of-mouth campaigns to help the low-rated (but quickly improving, quality-wise) series attract and retain a few more viewers. NBC has been known to keep lowish-rated shows of high quality (i.e. Hannibal) around, so Constantine definitely still has a chance. 

We’ve pulled some highlights from his feed below. Check it out and let us know what you think:

This is an accurately reported story. Our first season is 13 eps. Next season's fate is in YOUR hands. http://t.co/Ex8bbIKQK0 #Constantine

— Daniel Cerone (@DanielVCerone) November 24, 2014

The producers are confidant. Constantine higher ratings than Hannibal and CLIMBING. Hannibal got 2nd season. So keep watching! #Constantine

— Daniel Cerone (@DanielVCerone) November 24, 2014

HH Ratings: Sleepy Hollow 4.6, Flash 3.7, Constantine 3.5, Arrow 2.6, Supernatural 2.5. 'N we have worst time slot. Keep faith! #Constantine

— Daniel Cerone (@DanielVCerone) November 24, 2014

We will return if enuf fans watch live 'n rewatch (stream till you drop). NBC wants our success and DC is beast. Won't say die. #Constantine

— Daniel Cerone (@DanielVCerone) November 24, 2014

.@JLThorpe @TVBachelor @Deadline Not weird Matt and Angelica are doing Macy's Parade. NBC wants #Constantine to grow. Still promoting us.

— Daniel Cerone (@DanielVCerone) November 24, 2014

.@SPN_Sherry Predicting failure is like bowling with the bumpers up. Calling winners requires skill. #Constantine will survive.

— Daniel Cerone (@DanielVCerone) November 24, 2014

.@TheCancelBear @TVbytheNumbers Cheeky but shortsighted. Ratings growth + WB/DC might + Int'l sales + loyal fans = Season2. #bearchow

— Daniel Cerone (@DanielVCerone) November 24, 2014

.@TVGuide #Constantine is not canceled. We're here to kick ass and smoke silk cuts and we're all outta silk cuts. You watch, we live.

— Daniel Cerone (@DanielVCerone) November 24, 2014

To support #Constantine, use #SaveConstantine, tweet to @NBCConstantine, and make comments on http://t.co/lxd40euuxj. NBC is listening!

— Daniel Cerone (@DanielVCerone) November 24, 2014

Constantine airs Friday nights on NBC. 

(Via Daniel Cerone)