Four DC comics shows premiered last season – “The Flash” became an instant critical and ratings hit, “Gotham” fared less well with critics but performed solidly in numbers, and “iZombie” got good word of mouth but only a small audience.
The one notably misfire was “Constantine”. Despite a well cast Matt Ryan in the show, the series floundered and was cancelled by NBC after thirteen episodes. The producers of The CW’s “Arrow” have made no secret about their love of the character and Matt Ryan’s work on the show, so much so that it looks like at least the character and maybe even the actor could return to the screen.
Speaking with IGN recently, “Arrow” executive producer Wendy Mericle was asked about John Constantine appearing in Starling City: “Yeah, we really want to do it. It’s something we’ve been talking to DC about and it’s just a question of some political things, but also the actor’s schedule. We’re trying to work it out, but we don’t know 100 percent if it’s going to happen… but we’re really optimistic and we would love to have him.”
Though “Arrow” started off very grounded, with the introduction of “The Flash” it brought in superhero elements. The latter stages of the third season and much of the fourth are now bringing mysticism into this small screen DC shared universe – perfect timing for Constantine to make an appearance.