NBC has officially ended production on the DC Comics adaptation, “Constantine.” The season will end with its 13 episode original run.
“Constantine” averages 4.5 million total viewers and a 1.4 rating among the advertiser-coveted adults 18-49 metric, off from Grimm‘s 6.3 million and 1.8, respectively.
The series was developed by Daniel Cerone and David S. Goyer for NBC, based on characters appearing in the comic series Hellblazer published by DC Comics under their Vertigo imprint. Matt Ryan stars as John Constantine. It follows the titular character, a petty dabbler of the occult and a man struggling with his past sins, as he tries to protect humanity from a gathering supernatural threat.
Whether it will return for a season is still being decided but currently it isn’t looking good considering it is being pulled from the midseason schedule.
NBC has officially ordered “Constantine” to series. The DC comics series stars Matt Ryan as the titular character John Constantine. The series is executive produced by Daniel Cerone (“The Mentalist,” “Dexter”) with David S. Goyer (Man of Steel). Cerone wrote the pilot episode which was directed by The Descent‘s Neil Marshall.
Here’s their official description of the series:
Based on the wildly popular comic book series “Hellblazer” from DC Comics, seasoned demon hunter and master of the occult John Constantine (Matt Ryan, “Criminal Minds”) specializes in giving hell… hell. Armed with a ferocious knowledge of the dark arts and his wickedly naughty wit, he fights the good fight – or at least he did. With his soul already damned to hell, he’s decided to leave his do-gooder life behind, but when demons target Liv (Lucy Griffiths, “True Blood”), the daughter of one of Constantine’s oldest friends, he’s reluctantly thrust back into the fray – and he’ll do whatever it takes to save her. Before long, it’s revealed that Liv’s “second sight” – an ability to see the worlds behind our world and predict supernatural occurrences – is a threat to a mysterious new evil that’s rising in the shadows. Now it’s not just Liv who needs protection; the angels are starting to get worried too. So, together, Constantine and Liv must use her power and his skills to travel the country, find the demons that threaten our world and send them back where they belong. After that, who knows… maybe there’s hope for him and his soul after all.
Also starring in the upcoming series is Harold Perrineau as the angel Manny and Charles Halford as Constantine’s friend Chas. There series is expected the air this fall.