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Constantine trivia: 80 amazing facts about the TV series!

Constantine is a TV series that was aired for only one season on NBC> Since then, the title character has appeared on the Arrowverse shows!

So let’s dig into some more trivia about this TV series!

  1. Constantine is an American television series
  2. It is developed by Daniel Cerone and David S. Goyer for NBC
  3. Featuring the DC Comics character John Constantine
  4. Matt Ryan stars as Constantine
  5. A British exorcist and occult detective who actively hunts supernatural entities
  6. The series aired from October 24, 2014 to February 13, 2015, over 13 episodes
  7. On May 8, 2015, NBC canceled Constantine after only one season
  8. Due to poor ratings
  9. Ryan would go on to reprise his role in guest appearances in The CW’s Arrow
  10. And as a series regular in Legends of Tomorrow
  11. Retroactively setting the series within the Arrowverse
  12. He also voices the character in the CW Seed animated web series, Constantine: City of Demons
  13. The writer of the series J. M. DeMatteis stated it is a spin-off of the Justice League Dark film
  14. John Constantine, a demon hunter and dabbling master of the occult, must struggle with his past sins while protecting the innocent from the converging supernatural threats that constantly break through to our world due to the “Rising Darkness”
  15. Balancing his actions upon the line of good and evil
  16. Constantine uses his skills and a supernatural scry map to journey across the nation to send these terrors back to their own world
  17. All for the hope of redeeming his soul from eternal torment
  18. The series was developed by Daniel Cerone and David S. Goyer, with the pilot episode directed by Neil Marshall
  19. The show remains more faithful to the source material than the 2005 film
  20. Although on-screen depiction of Constantine’s chain-smoking habit was said to be curtailed because of broadcast television restrictions
  21. Additionally, the character’s bisexuality was not referenced on screen
  22. With Cerone saying, “In those comic books, John Constantine aged in real time. Within this tome of three decades [of comics] there might have been one or two issues where he’s seen getting out of bed with a man. So [maybe] 20 years from now? But there are no immediate plans”
  23. This was met with criticism from the LGBTQ community
  24. Griffiths was cast as the original female lead Liv Aberdine
  25. The daughter of a late friend of John’s called Jasper Winters
  26. Who comes to discover that she has the ability of seeing the supernatural world among us
  27. She teams up with Constantine to fight the demons who have targeted her and learn more about her late father
  28. Griffiths was dropped after Goyer and Cerone decided to take the series in a different creative direction
  29. The comic character Zed was chosen as a replacement for the female lead
  30. Angélica Celaya was later announced to fill the role
  31. Some of Griffiths’ final scenes from the pilot were reshot
  32. Explaining why she does not join Constantine in his adventures as originally intended
  33. Both Goyer and Cerone have talked about a possible return for Liv
  34. In November 2014, NBC announced that they would not be ordering more episodes past the initial order of 13 for the first season
  35. Though a second season renewal was not ruled out
  36. In February 2015, Cerone reconfirmed that the series had not been cancelled
  37. And that the producers would pitch their ideas for an additional season to NBC in May 2015
  38. In mid-April 2015, Cerone stated it was “a long shot” that the series would be renewed
  39. Adding “While we marginally improved a tough time slot for NBC, we’re a very expensive show to produce. A lot of NBC’s decision making will not [sic] doubt hinge on their new pilots and how they feel those new shows would fare as a companion piece to Grimm, versus a second season of Constantine”
  40. On April 23, Cerone tweeted that the producers would pitch their ideas for a second season on April 27
  41. Which was earlier than he had previously announced in February
  42. With NBC making their decision in early May
  43. Following the meeting, Cerone tweeted that the “NBC exec said [to] tell the fans it went well”
  44. And that “If this show comes back for more, I can honestly say it was the fans”
  45. On May 8, 2015, NBC declined to renew the series for a second season
  46. Prompting Warner Bros. Television to shop the series around in an attempt to get it picked up by another network
  47. A month later, Cerone revealed that the cast and crew were released from their contracts after Warner Bros. Television had “tried to find a new home for the show… but those efforts didn’t pan out”
  48. And stated “that the show is over”
  49. On the many fans who voiced their support for the series in attempting to get it renewed
  50. Cerone said, “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”
  51. Constantine aired simultaneously on Global in Canada
  52. In the United Kingdom, the series was acquired by Amazon Video
  53. The series is available to stream in Australia on Stan
  54. It is also available in Canada on Shomi starting September 24, 2015
  55. On July 1, 2016, the series was made available to stream on CW Seed
  56. The review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reported a 72% critic approval rating
  57. With an average rating of 6.2/10
  58. Based on 46 reviews
  59. The website’s consensus reads, “Constantine’s creepy atmosphere, high-stakes action, and splendid special effects combine with a welcome touch of humor to overcome narrative flaws and present a version of the title character that’s close to his comics counterpart”
  60. Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned a score of 53 out of 100 based on 25 reviews
  61. Indicating “mixed or average reviews”
  62. In May 2015, Stephen Amell, who portrays Oliver Queen / Green Arrow on The CW’s Arrow, revealed he had discussions with DC Entertainment to portray the character on the show
  63. Additionally, Arrow showrunner Marc Guggenheim revealed a desire to integrate Constantine into the universe that had been created with Arrow
  64. In July 2015, additional Arrow showrunner Wendy Mericle added, “We really want to [include Constantine]. 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”
  65. In August 2015, it was confirmed that Ryan would appear on Arrow in the fourth season episode “Haunted”
  66. John Badham, who directed the fifth episode of Constantine, “Danse Vaudou”, directed the Arrow episode
  67. Ιn addition, Mericle revealed that the version of Constantine that Matt Ryan portrayed on Arrow is the same version of the character that was portrayed on Constantine
  68. Τherefore retroactively establishing the two shows in a shared universe
  69. On filming the episode, Guggenheim stated it felt like the production team was “doing a Constantine/Arrow crossover, and it’s so exciting”
  70. It was revealed in October 2017 that Ryan would appear in two episodes of the third season of Legends of Tomorrow
  71. With the appearance taking place chronologically after “Haunted”
  72. Revisiting the setting of Arrow’s fourth season and the events following that season’s final episode
  73. After the positive reception of his appearance in Legends of Tomorrow, The CW announced that Ryan would appear in the season again
  74. And later, it was announced ahead of the series’ renewal for a fourth season that Ryan’s role as Constantine would be upgraded to series regular
  75. In January 2017, the animated web-series Constantine was announced, for The CW Seed
  76. ith Ryan returning to voice the character
  77. CW President Mark Pedowitz noted there had yet to be discussions regarding if any other characters that appeared in the cancelled live-action series to appear in the web series, nor if this version of the character would “connect back to the live action storylines he’s been a part of”
  78. Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter and Goyer serve as executive producers and Butch Lukic serves as producer
  79. J.M. DeMatteis wrote the series, which was directed by Dough Murphy
  80. The series premiered on March 24, 2018


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