I saw a few posts the other day announcing that the NBC series Constantine had been cancelled. Total bummer. HOWEVER, show runner Daniel Cerone said in a statement to ComicBook.com
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.
Does this mean the cancellation is coming? Who knows. The series did not have the views the network was aiming for, but had better numbers once DVR figures were factored in and was a strong performer with the 18-49 year old viewers demographic. Will we get a second season? Will the series get a new home? Stay tuned, kids…..