Constantine, the little NBC show that could, made a valiant effort to survive and Matt Ryan was certainly a big part of its success. Ryan, who played the titular character John Constantine, and show runner Daniel Cerone heavily participated in the Save Constantine Twitter campaign that sought to save the fledgling NBC series. Constantine producers searched far and wide for a replacement network after NBC stopped John Constantine’s show at 13 episodes, and subsequently canceled the DC / Vertigo Comics based show.
Constantine led Matt Ryan was mum for four days following the announcement of the John Constantine’s official demise, but a June 11 tweet show that he could not remain silent for much longer.
“Very disappointed that we are not continuing this journey,will miss playing john. You guys never gave up, I thank you all.”
Constantine fans, Matt Ryan, and Daniel Cerone held strong and pushed for the show to have a second season. The valiant effort ended June 7 with a long, heartfelt status update to Constantine fans, that required a Twitter functioned known as Twitlonger.
“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.”
So, Constantine’s journey into TV is dead and not being resurrected anytime soon, but that does not mean the demonologist and exorcist can not keep looking for the right spell to make it happen. As far as Constantine’s Matt Ryan, many consider him to be a frontrunner for John Constantine in Guillermo Del Toro’s Dark Universe, which is based of the DC Comics series Justice League Dark. Constantine: The Hellblazer just started up as well.
So, who knows what the future may bring, but until then, the Constantine FX company leaves you with these awesome behind the scenes videos.
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