Constantine Season 2 is in danger of cancellation

NBC considering the fate of Constantine after shortening the first season

Matt Ryan as John Constantine
Matt Ryan as John Constantine

NBC’s Constantine has an uncertain future after the network has decided to stop production of the first season after 13 episodes.

Deadline reports that the show, based on the Vertigo comic Hellblazer, will not be picked up for the back eight. While this doesn’t mean that Constantine has been cancelled yet, it’s not a promising sign for the show that has had some rocky ratings.

However, Deadline notes that the ratings have been climbing, with last week’s episode 5, ‘Danse Vaudou,’ seeing a big spike in terms of viewing figures. The quality of the show seems to have been improving too, with the third and fourth episodes demonstrating a real potential as Constantine tries to find its feet.

The site makes it clear that Constantine is “in contention for renewal” so we’ll have to wait and see. What do you think? Have you been watching Constantine? Do you think the show deserves to be saved from the axe?

Constantine airs on Friday nights on NBC in the US and is available on Amazon Prime in the UK soon after. Read more about the comics that inspired the series with our 100 All-Time Greatest Comics bookazine now!