Those hoping that NBC’s TV series adaptation of the supernatural comic “Constantine” might get a reprieve – think again.
In the wake of NBC’s decision not to renew the series, rumors quickly sprang up suggesting the show may end up elsewhere such as Syfy or The CW. Sadly, that chance is now over.
Executive producer Daniel Cerone broke the news today in a lengthy message on Twitter, talking about the efforts made to save the show and ultimately a goodbye and thank you to the fans. Here’s the key excerpt:
“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.
…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.”