Constantine Is Officially Declared Dead

Monday, 08 June 2015 - 9:56AM
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Constantine
Monday, 08 June 2015 - 9:56AM
Constantine Is Officially Declared Dead
After a long, long saga, Constantine has officially been declared dead. Executive producer Daniel Cerone, who has been most vocal about trying to save the show, announced Constantine's demise via Twitter and a heartfelt post on TwitLonger:



"I promised I'd share news when I had it — sadly, that news is not good. All I can report is that the show is over." 

Constantine fans have been waiting on tenterhooks for months; after the season was truncated to 13 episodes, it was deemed very likely that the show would be canceled. After a long delay, it was finally canceled on NBC, but the show was reportedly being shopped to other networks, especially Syfy. There was a passionate campaign on social media to #SaveConstantine, and the show had several high-profile supporters such as Arrow's Stephen Amell, who offered to guest star as Oliver Queen if the fellow DC Comics adaptation was picked up. But apparently, none of these efforts paid off, as the show will not see a second season.

"The cast and writers of Constantine are being released from their contracts," Cerone wrote. "The studio tried to find a new home for the show, for which we're forever grateful, but those efforts didn't pan out."

Cerone went on to thank star Matt Ryan, the crew, and the writers on the show, with a final, touching note to the fans:

"Nobody I know ever chose a writing career — it chose them... and you just hope that someday somebody out there notices what you're trying to say. If that's the dream of writers, than the writers of Constantine lived the dream, because we're leaving behind wild and passionate fans who believe in and were moved by what we tried to do. 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."
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