The Reports of Constantine's Death Are Greatly Exaggerated… So Far

Constantine - Season 1It started with a post and a tweet from Kate Aurthur, Chief L.A. correspondent for Buzzfeed News, claiming the NBC series Constantine had been officially cancelled. Which flew in the face of showrunner Daniel Cerone saying earlier this month that the network had invited them to pitch a second series.

She then got inundated by Constantine fans disagreeing with her.

Turns out that her fact checking was not as good as she hoped and later she tweeted this:

Cerone gave a statement to about it as well, denying the report.

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.

So a second season is likely a long shot… there is still a shot.

About Dan Wickline

Has quietly been working at Bleeding Cool for over three years. He has written comics for Image, Top Cow, Shadowline, Avatar, IDW, Dynamite, Moonstone, Humanoids and Zenescope. He is the author of the Lucius Fogg series of novels and a published photographer.