Constantine Season 2 cancelled? Don’t give up yet…

Constantine showrunner Daniel Cerone responds to those Season 2 cancellation rumours

Matt Ryan as John Constantine
Matt Ryan as John Constantine

Last night it was reported that NBC’s Constantine had been cancelled, following a tweet by Kate Aurthur of Buzzfeed.

However, those reports may have been premature. After what was presumably a lot of questions directed at the network, Aurthur has stated that she may have jumped the gun.

 

Meanwhile, showrunner Daniel Cerone, who’s been responding to you what must be quite frustrating questions about cancellation for months now, has stated that nothing has been decided yet.

Speaking to ComicBook.com, Cerone said “I just received confirmation from the corporate offices at NBC. I was assured that Constantine has not been canceled and our pitch meeting to discuss a potential second season remains on the books. By the way, this is a pitch meeting involving the president of Warner Bros and and the entertainment heads of NBC. Nobody at this incredibly busy time of the development season has time to waste taking pointless meetings.”

“Now, is it fair to say that Constantine is a long shot? Sure, that’s fair to say. While we marginally improved a tough time slot for NBC, we’re a very expensive show to produce. A lot of NBC’s decision making will not doubt hinge on their new pilots and how they feel those new shows would fare as a companion piece to Grimm, versus a second season of Constantine.”

So, the news is the same as it was back when the 13 episode first season finished. NBC has made no bones about the fact that Constantine has been a ratings disappointment, but after a shaky first few episodes, the show started to find its footing. There’s definitely potential there and it would be a shame to see it snuffed out so quickly.

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