Constantine Officially Canceled, But All Hope May Not Be Lost

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The rising darkness struck a decisive blow against the forces of good when NBC announced it was canceling its beleaguered DC show Constantine, based on the comic popularly known as Hellblazer. However, some surprising stars are coming to the show’s aid in hopes of it moving to another network.


First of all, Deadline reports that the rumor that Constantine could move
to NBC’s sister-channel Syfy is false, although that seems like it would have been a natural fit (especially since Syfy is sadly lacking in the superhero comic book-based series). But Deadline also hints “there [still] could be a future for the show, even a potential broadcast play.”

Arrow’s Stephen Amell showed his support for his fellow DC hero on Twitter:

And at Wizard World Philadelphia, Amell revealed that he already was in discussions with DC to make a brief cameo on Constantine as Oliver Queen:

The reason that I was going to guest star on Constantine, at least the idea that we were throwing around was he’s an expert when it comes to the Lazarus Pit, which is now something that is a part of and will continue to be a part of Arrow.

Arrgh, that would have been pretty great. But if maybe The CW adds Constantine to its ever-growing stable of DC superheroes shows... well, that’s what William Shatner is hoping for:


I’m not 100% sure why William Shatner is getting involved in the #SaveConstantine campaign, but I’m glad to have him. The show wasn’t amazing, but it was stymied by being on NBC at 8:00 pm, and still had a ton of charm — mainly thanks to Matt Ryan’s damn-near perfect portrayal of John Constantine. I wouldn’t advise getting your hopes up for someone to swoop in and saved the series at this point, but I’d be lying if I said I didn’t have hope.

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Shatner has been a vocal supporter of Constantine and I’ve never been able to find out why. He live tweeted it a couple times, had lots of back and forth with the writers, etc. If anyone has context, that’d be appreciated.

Amell’s a supporter because he fucking loves comics and he gets it. He’s a great guy from all I can tell.

I’d love to see this property move to Netflix. They did such a damn fine job with Daredevil, I can only imagine what a gorgeous Hellblazer property they could do. Well, mind you, this was less Hellblazer and more its own thing. Even so. It’s got a great cast and I need more of it.