If “Constantine” really has a chance of getting onto the CW schedule, network programming head Mark Pedowitz seems to definitely want to catch people off guard in the event that it is announced.
Following news of the show’s cancellation at NBC, and the show creator saying on social media that there have been discussions between the studio and the new network over picking it up, Pedowitz responded by saying that there is also “a rumor going around that I was gonna go play in the NBA.” Snark aside, he did go on to say that “at the moment,” a rumor is all it is. We always knew that this was a long-shot to happen in the first place. The ratings for “Constantine” were not great over at NBC, and while it would be a solid hit if it retains that same audience on the new network, there is no guarantee that it will. There are also a variety of other issues, such as making the move work financially and then finding the space in the network schedule.
We still do very much want to see it happen, mostly because you could rope Constantine into the DC Universe that is already established on the network. Stephen Amell and Brandon Routh, stars of a current and upcoming series on the network, have each confirmed that they would appear on the show if given an opportunity to do. Heck, even Joseph Morgan did, and he doesn’t even play a comic-book character on the network. (Granted, Constantine and Klaus would have a lot to talk about.)
A decision on “Constantine” will be made in June, but we would prepare for the worst and then be pleasantly surprised if something else happens. Frustrating as it may be, this is probably the best way to handle this.
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