Is There New Hope for Constantine to Appear on ‘Arrow?’ Maybe

By July 16, 2015

Earlier this year, NBC pulled the plug on the DC Comics-based drama “Constantine,” featuring the character that has predominantly appeared in the Hellblazer comic book series over the past couple of decades. While the producers of the show held out hope for the series to find a new home for a second season, it wasn’t meant to be, and last month, the showrunner announced that “Constantine,” as a series, was truly dead. Now, though, we may have a reason to hope that the principle character will appear on television once again.

In an IGN interview with “Arrow” stars Stephen Amell and Emily Bett Rickards, along with executive producer Wendy Mericle, it’s revealed that not only is a Constantine appearance on the CW series a possibility, but the show’s production personnel re actively looking into it. When asked about the possibility, Mericle said,

Yeah, we really want to do it. It’s something we’ve been talking to DC about and it’s just a question of some political things, but also [actor Matt Ryan]‘s schedule. We’re trying to work it out, but we don’t know 100 percent if it’s going to happen. [...] But we’re really optimistic and we would love to have him

If the character appears on “Arrow,” then he would be the latest of the DC Comics library to join the burgeoning television universe spearheaded by the show starring Amell, along with subsequent shows “The Flash” and the forthcoming “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.” This could potentially open up the possibility for Constantine and his supporting cast to appear in the other shows, but its unknown exactly what licensing restrictions may be in place before something like that becomes a firmer possibility.

“Arrow” will debut its fourth season on the CW on October 7th, while “The Flash” will begin its second season the day before. The new, more expansive roster of “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” will follow with its first season premiere sometime in early 2016. For more on DC TV as it develops, keep your eyes on GeekNation, and be sure to watch the full panel for the CW DC series right here!

Chris Clow
As a former comics retailer at a store in the Pacific Northwest, Chris Clow is an enormous sci-fi, comics, and film geek. He is a freelance contributor, reviewer, podcaster, and overall geek to GeekNation,, The Huffington Post, and He also hosts the monthly Comics on Consoles broadcast and podcast. Check out his blog, and follow him on Twitter @ChrisClow.