Only the good die young and that apparently goes double for NBC’s Constantine TV series. The show battled to survive terrible ratings when it debuted last year, and since then, it’s been looking for a home.
Consider Constantine to be homeless however, as executive producer Daniel Cerone confirmed the sad news not too long ago. “The cast and writers of Constantine are being released from their contracts,” Cerone said in his message.
The studio tried to find a new home for the show, for which we’re forever grateful, but those efforts didn’t pan out. I’m sorry, I wasn’t provided any information on the attempts to sell the show elsewhere. All I can report is that the show is over.
That’s a damn shame. Although it got off to a rocky start, Constantine quickly became something magical, spanning 13 episodes with Matt Ryan in the lead as the mystic con-man John Constantine. And that cancellation has hit the crew hard, as Cerone thanked all the fans who stuck by the show in its darkest hours.
To leave such a significant, dedicated and active fan base on the table — that’s the real sadness. You all deserve many years of the series we set out to make, and we’re disappointed that we couldn’t deliver that to you. The good news is that Constantine will live on for years in many more forms. But our time as caretakers has ended.
What a pity. Maybe Constantine will one day return. But until then, at least we’ve got one season of Matt Ryan being an absolutely charming occult jackass and con-artist.
Last Updated: June 8, 2015