Although DC Comics fans are still saddened by the news that NBC has canceled “Constantine,” there may be hope for the series on the horizon in a couple of different areas.
While showrunner Daniel Cerone has said that he and Warner Bros. television are looking for a new home for the series, there’s apparently interest on the part of the creatives behind the CW’s “Arrow,” “The Flash,” and the recently picked up “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” to incorporate John Constantine into the television iteration of the DC Universe currently unfolding on all of those series. According to a report from Variety, the possibility exists for Constantine to show up as soon as “Arrow’s” upcoming fourth season, which will also be airing concurrently with season two of “The Flash,” and season one of “Legends of Tomorrow.”
“Arrow” showrunner and former comic book scribe Marc Guggenheim has revealed that there is a lot of interest “on everyone’s part” to bring DC’s resident occult detective and magician into the fold of the shared universe, saying,
It would be wonderful and we certainly have a million ideas — it’s hard for me to say mainly because A: it’s not my decision to make and B: with ‘Constantine’ being shopped around to other networks… it’s really hard to make plans when a show’s kind of in limbo.
The ideal scenario for WB Television is likely for a second season of the series to be picked up by another network, and the character would likely be a natural addition to the overall cast of the TV-based DCU — especially considering “Arrow’s” recent run-ins with more magic-based phenomena, like Ra’s al Ghul’s Lazarus Pits. Still, time will have to tell on whether or not the character’s own series will be revived by another network, which would likely determine the overall ease of bringing him onto the other DC-based shows.
For more on “Constantine” and its crossover potential with the likes of “Arrow” and “The Flash,” keep an eye on GeekNation as the story develops further.
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