Despite featuring one of the most enigmatic and charming lead performances in the comic book genre from Matt Ryan, and a fun premise, Constantine only survived for thirteen episodes before NBC sent it to hell. Since then, there have been rumblings that the CW could be picking the show up for another season after they had Constantine appear in an episode of Arrow‘s fourth season, but then the possibilities just seemed to dwindle the longer time went on.
However, after Supergirl was announced to be making the jump from CBS to the CW, rumors began again that the network could be open to giving Constantine a second life as well. We still don’t know if that’s going to happen or not, but a new move by CW does make it seem like a possibility once again.
As it turns out, The CW has just put all thirteen episodes of Constantine up on their streaming platform, CW Seed, which is interesting since the network has never once aired an episode of the show before, and if WB really wanted to make the first season available again, they could have just put it up on Netflix, based on their strong relationship with the streaming service.
But it does make sense, if the CW is trying to gauge and see how much of an interest fans actually have in seeing Constantine come back, and are using the episodes on CW Seed as a test, in a sense. There’s no way of knowing what the results might be, and if the network is even really thinking about bringing it back at all at this point though. Plus, Matt Ryan has moved on to different things now as well, with a role in the eight part miniseries, The Halcyon.
Even if John Constantine doesn’t come back with his own standalone series though, it is entirely possible we could see him show up again in the DC TV universe, in case Oliver, The Flash, Supergirl, or any of the Legends of Tomorrow are in need of any mystical help. Until then though, at least now fans can go back and watch the past episodes again, if they’re feeling inclined.
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