Matt Ryan is 'Very, Very Hopeful' that Constantine Will Be Renewed for a Second Season
The news about Constantine, and a potential season two, has not been exactly encouraging recently, but star Matt Ryan is still holding out hope. In an interview with Hitfix, the actor said regarding the show's chances for renewal:
"I am very, very, very hopeful. Obviously he's such an amazing character and I feel like we've got so far to go with it. I think there's so much potential with the series, with the source material, with the character and it's something that I would really love to continue exploring. Yeah, I'm very, very hopeful. Obviously it's out of my hands. It's in the hands of the Gods, as they say, but I'm very hopeful, very, very hopeful.
It's difficult to tell whether he has any concrete reason for this hopefulness, as the number of "very"s in that answer might mean that he's hinting at something or overcompensating. In any case, we should take this with a grain of salt, as he doesn't offer any specific justification for his optimism. Even more disheartening, when asked if the finale would work as a series finale or whether fans would come out with "torches and pitchforks," he said:
"Well, I'd like them to come out with torches and pitchforks and make sure that the show gets renewed! But I think it will leave them satisfied. It'll wrap a few things up, but also give them some great anticipation as to where the show can go. That's the kinda aim of the episode and I think that they should be fulfilled by that."
Constantine has been somewhat well-reviewed, although not nearly as well as Arrow or The Flash and not nearly as buzzy as Gotham, and low ratings caused the first season to be reduced to a 13-episode order, which is never a good sign. There's still a chance that it will be renewed at NBC or even move to Syfy, but its fate is definitely up in the air at this point.
The season, and possibly series finale of Constantine, "Waiting for the Man," airs tonight at 8pm ET on NBC.