Daniel Cerone Confirms Constantine is Officially Canceled


A couple months ago it was announced by Co-Creator and Co-Writer Daniel Cerone that despite #SaveConstantine and #Constantine hashtags, Constantine had not been renewed by NBC, but that WB Television was shopping around for a new network.

This news made fans hope that The CW would decide to take the show over as they have had a better track record at dealing with comic book programs, unfortunately at The CW Upfront, The CW made no announcements about taking the series over leaving fans to wonder what networks or streaming service could take it over? Well we now have news that no network decided to give the series a shot and the cast and crew were let go of their contracts (which would end in June anyway). Don’t count this as a loss as some of the cast have expressed their appreciation for the fans loyalty. The first DC show to get canceled is of course the one that was aired on NBC, as many of us already knew when the series was picked up it would happen as this type of show is not NBC’s audience. But it was a terrific ride.

Here is the statement Daniel Cerone had given

A sad day for #Constantine. More in link below. #Hellblazers #SaveConstantine

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

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