Constantine Season 2 Officially Not Happening, Series Creator Says “The Show Is Over”

Constantine

One of the most disappointing cancellations of the 2014-15 TV season for many people was that of NBC’s DC Comics drama Constantine. However, fans of the series, the show’s cast and crew, and even other notable actors, such as Arrow‘s Stephen Amell and The Originals‘ Joseph Morgan (both of whom promised to guest star on Constantine if another network or streaming service picked it up for Season 2) banded together for the “#SaveConstantine” campaign, hoping that the series would be resurrected and have a new home for Season 2, no matter what type of home that was. Unfortunately, despite everyone’s very passionate efforts, it appears that Constantine is officially dead, as series creator Daniel Cerone has announced to the show’s fans that no network has picked it up and that the cast and writers are being  released from their contracts.

“All I can report is that the show is over,” Cerone wrote in a letter to fans that he shared on Twitter Sunday afternoon.

Constantine starred Matt Ryan, Harold Perrineau, Angélica Celaya, and Charles Halford. Check out Cerone’s full message to the show’s fans below:

I promised I’d share news when I had it — sadly, that news is not good. The cast and writers of Constantine are being released from their contracts. The studio tried to find a new home for the show, for which we’re forever grateful, but those efforts didn’t pan out. I’m sorry, I wasn’t provided any information on the attempts to sell the show elsewhere. All I can report is that the show is over.

Many ingredients went into this TV series. From the dedicated cast that breathed these characters to life, led by Matt Ryan as the comic-made-flesh embodiment of John Constantine, to the exceptionality talented crew that put unreal images on screen, to the original Hellblazer writers and artists who gifted us a universe.

As a general principle, writers don’t choose a writing career to achieve stardom. Whatever demons or insecurities drove them to find freedom of expression through written words generally keeps writers comfortably obscure behind their words. Nor do people choose writing as a means to financial freedom. I’d venture to guess that most who set out to write professionally never receive a paycheck for their hopeful scribbles or key strokes.

In fact, nobody I know ever chose a writing career — it chose them. You write because that’s what you do. Like breathing, it just happens and you have to do it and you just hope that someday somebody out there notices what you’re trying to say.

If that’s the dream of writers, than the writers of Constantine lived the dream, because we’re leaving behind wild and passionate fans who believe in and were moved by what we tried to do. To leave such a significant, dedicated and active fan base on the table — that’s the real sadness. You all deserve many years of the series we set out to make, and we’re disappointed that we couldn’t deliver that to you. The good news is that Constantine will live on for years in many more forms. But our time as caretakers has ended.

Thank you for letting us in.

Daniel Cerone

[Photo via NBC]


Add Comment

Unsittables
10 Things You Didn’t Know about Gabby Duran and the Unsittables
Single Parents
Meet The Cast of Single Parents Season 2
Arrow
Meet The Cast of Arrow Season 8
Five Life Lessons TLC’s “The Little Couple” Teaches Us
Zombieland Gets The Honest Trailer Treatment
Paul Rudd is the Reason Leonardo DiCaprio did Titanic
8 Oscar Winning Roles Earmarked for Other Actors
Sometimes They Come Back for More: Movie Pass Is Resurrected in the Worst Possible Way
Eamonn Walker
10 Things You Didn’t Know about Eamonn Walker
Is Hugh Grant Right About Movies Being Too Loud These Days?
Crispin
Why Crispin Glover Will Never do a Back to the Future Reunion
Ted Allen
10 Things You Didn’t Know about Ted Allen
The Top Five Darkest Versions Of Your Favorite Superheroes
Kite Man
In Case You Want to Know who Kite Man Is
Power Rangers and Ninja Turtles
The Power Rangers and Ninja Turtles Will Be Teaming Up
Venom Hulk
The Venom Hulk has Arrived and It’s As Awesome as It Sounds
Super Anime
Check Out Mario & Luigi: Super Anime Brothers
Black Fox
What We Know about the Black Fox Anime Feature Film So Far
Golden Kamuy
Why You Should Be Watching Golden Kamuy
The Quintessential Quintuplets
Why You Should be Watching The Quintessential Quintuplets
Galaga
Baby Crocodiles Sound Exactly Like The Arcade Game Galaga
Why They Should Make “The Revenant” Into a Video Game
Swap
This Mario and Yoshi Body Swap is Really Freaky, Period
Roblox
How Roblox Grew To Over 100 Million Active Users