The odds got a lot longer when NBC announced several early renewals, and Constantine wasn’t on the list. But showrunner Daniel Cerone says the cult hit DC comic adaptation is not dead yet.
Amid widespread reports indicating the low-rated series will likely not return for a second season, Cerone took to Twitter to let fans know exactly where they stand. Basically: The show isn’t dead yet, and they’re preparing plans for a second season that will be pitched to the network brass in May. At that point, the network will make a final decision on the show’s fate. He also urged fans to watch the show digitally, which could help pull the odds in favor of a renewal.
The first season was an absolute blast, but it never pulled in the kind of ratings needed to keep it on the air. Case in point: It was hemorrhaging viewers from its so-so rated Friday night companion Grimm. That’s not a recipe for success. An early report indicated Constantine could relocate to Syfy, though the cable net has since refuted that claim, saying they’ve “heard no discussion” about the series moving there.
So, if you want more Constantine: Try to get fans into the series, watch it via digital media ... and maybe start experimenting with the black arts. Oh, and cross your fingers that they put together one heck of a season-two pitch in May.
FYI, all 13 eps of #Constantine avail to buy on Amazon and iTunes. Only last 5 free on NBC and Hulu. Working to make all free for streaming.— Daniel Cerone (@DanielVCerone) February 18, 2015
Do you think we’ll actually get a second season of Constantine?
(Via Daniel Cerone)