‘Constantine’ season 2 officially not happening; actors, producers released from contracts

Constantine -While Hellblazers and “Constantine” itself fought a good fight, in the end it just wasn’t meant to be. Today, the show’s executive producer Daniel Cerone confirmed that despite some hard-fought efforts in order to ensure that the former NBC series found itself a new home after being canceled, it is officially not coming to pass.

There’s a full, emotional letter from Cerone worth reading over at the link here, and it gives you a sense of how much he cared about the project, and also how sad he is that it is now confirmed that nothing is going to happen. The actors and producers being released from their contracts is really the final straw to ensuring that it will not be going anywhere, since trying to round them all up again for another season would be no easy task.

Here is just a small sample of what Cerone had to say:

“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.”

There was at one point a rumor that the show was going to Syfy, and then after that another one floated around suggesting that the show could land alongside “Arrow” and “The Flash” over on The CW. Neither one of these unfortunately came to pass, and that leaves us in the position where we are now.

Hopefully, another show at least does decide to make use of the Constantine character in the future; we also really hope that Matt Ryan, who was tremendous in the part, goes on to do some other great stuff. We do admittedly have one regret here, and that is being a little harsher on the earlier episodes of the show than we probably should have. They were stronger than we initially gave them credit for in retrospect.

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