NBC cancelled Constantine but the lead character (played by Matt Ryan) will return this fall on The CW’s Arrow series.
Here’s the announcement from Ryan and the network:
The Trench Coat is being dusted off. #Constantine #Arrow @CW_Arrow @amellywood looking forward to it. #thisfall pic.twitter.com/fROWx4RJ9o
— Matt Ryan (@mattryanreal) August 11, 2015
As announced at TCA this afternoon, we have cast Matt Ryan as John Constantine in episode 405 of “Arrow,” entitled “Haunted.”
John Constantine is a weather worn exorcist and expert on the supernatural and the occult. He is a detective, magician, and a hunter of demons, and will provide critical support to Oliver (Stephen Amell) when arrows aren’t enough.
EP Marc Guggenheim says:
“We are thrilled to have Matt Ryan reprise the role of John Constantine on an upcoming episode of Arrow. Matt is an incredibly talented actor and his portrayal of this beloved character was always something we admired. The introduction of magic and mysticism on the show this season has provided a truly organic opportunity for us to bring John Constantine to Arrow and the CW’s DC universe. It will be a well-deserved tip of the hat to all the Constantine fans who were so incredibly supportive of that series.”
What do you think? Will you be watching this special episode of Arrow? Would you like to see Ryan make regular appearances?
Yes I will be watching that episode of Arrow that night with John Constantine on that one episode. Has a fan of John Constantine.
Oh wow! Would be awesome if CW picked up Constantine as a series. I would definitely watch! But for now I’m happy with just one episode of Arrow, which I already watch. 🙂
I loved Constantine the series. Hopefully CW will pick-up for seasons 2 & more. He is a very talented actor! LOVE IT!!
I can’t wait for this episode it’s gonna be awesome and maybe if it does well then CW will give Constantine a Season 2. I’m still so mad that they cancelled it and left us all hanging with the series finale and not knowing what happened. i think this will be a really good fit and with SuperNatural Constantine would fit right in I think the producers of this show should have gone to the CW first but maybe this is the stepping the stone it needs.
I will be watching since I love the Constantine character. Still sad that the morons cancelled such a great show!
I will definitely be watching this episode and may become a regular viewer of ARROW if it’s even remotely as good as DAREDEVIL. Still so annoyed about CONSTANTINE cancellation, tho. This show needed time to settle. It would have been worth the wait. Ryan really grew on me. Plus, so obvious that editorial, production and executive meddling killed this show. Where was the diabolical bleakness, the sense of demonic doom? The apocalyptic “kiss my arse” fatalism? Why on earth was it set in Atlanta?? The fact John Constantine didn’t start chain-smoking until episode 8 was a telling sign of too… Read more »