With shows like “A to Z,” “Bad Judge,” and “Mission Control” (which was cancelled before even making it to air) getting the nix as well as “Parenthood” and “Parks and Recreation” on their respective way out, it seems like NBC may be doing some more preemptive clear-cutting of their network by halting production on the latest comic book-to-tv adaptation “Constantine,” once their promised 13 episodes are completed.
However, this doesn’t mean that the series (based on the Vertigo Comics series Hellblazer) is dead and buried – it still has a chance to return for a second season. According to Deadline, cast and crew (including star Matt Ryan) knew this was happening as the network let them know on Friday that they were to stop after the initial 13-episodes were completed.
With its premiere in late October as part of the dreaded Friday night block (where “Hannibal” is the only survivor thus far) and only four episodes (instead of the usual seven) to show their wares before the network had to make a decision, the deck seemed slightly stacked against them. But, with the network doing re-airs on SyFy channel — and having the cast appear during the coveted Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade — this bodes well for a second season.
And, as commenter “George” said on the Deadline site, “Season 2 seems more likely because cancellation could offend Warner Bros. Making it less likely for them to bring other DC comic properties to NBC.”
This could also be true…what say you lot? Is “Constantine” doing it for you or would you be glad to possibly see it get the axe?
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