Plenty of genre TV fans have been on pins and needles for the last few days, hoping their favorite shows would be back for another season, but perhaps none were more nervous than Constantine fans (OK, maybe Agent Carter fans too). For fans who wanted to see more of this show, it's been a nearly six-month wait for any news, good or bad.
It started back in November, when NBC decided to halt production of the series after its initial 13-episode order. At the time, the network wanted to assure everyone that the show wasn't doomed just because its season was cut short, and fans wanted to believe. A #SaveConstantine campaign quickly grew on Twitter, and though the show ended its run in February it still felt like hope was there. Even just a few weeks ago, the show's executive producer was preparing for a season-two pitch meeting with NBC executives, and NBC made the entire series available to stream online in an effort to gauge interest. Now we finally know Constantine's fate.
NBC announced today that the show will not be returning for a second season, making it one of several freshman shows on the network to get the cancellation ax, and the only comic-book-inspired series to debut during the 2014-2015 season (the others being The Flash, Gotham and iZombie) not to score a renewal. This has to be crushing news for a lot of fans who saw potential in the show and wanted to see it go the distance, but apparently hope is still not entirely lost.
According to Entertainment Weekly, Warner Bros. is still looking for another outlet that might be interested in hosting the show for another year, and the studio is "hopeful" that will happen. If it did, it wouldn't be surprising in an age when everything from The Killing to Community is finding new life on streaming platforms, but at the moment we just don't know.
So Constantine is in TV limbo. We're sad to see it leave NBC, but we'll let you know if another home materializes.