While there was hope that a new home would be found for Constantine, the news came today that the show is officially dead.
Show runner and Executive Producer Daniel Cerone took to Twitter to break the bad news:
“I promised Iâ€™d share news when I had it â€” 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 weâ€™re forever grateful, but those efforts didnâ€™t pan out. Iâ€™m sorry, I wasnâ€™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 donâ€™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. Iâ€™d venture to guess that most who set out to write professionally never receive a paycheck for their hopeful scribbles or key strokes.
If thatâ€™s the dream of writers, than the writers of Constantine lived the dream, because weâ€™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 â€” thatâ€™s the real sadness. You all deserve many years of the series we set out to make, and weâ€™re disappointed that we couldnâ€™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.”
The next time we’re likely to see Constantine is in the Justice League Dark movie that may or may not happen at some time in the future.