As NBC’s Constantine officially comes to an abrupt end, the old mage himself is bowing out of the series gracefully.
Matt Ryan, who played John Constantine on the DC Entertainment series, thanked his fans on Twitter earlier this week for their support throughout Constantine’s run. Constantine, which premiered in October last year, constantly ran from the specter of cancellation since November 2014 when NBC admitted that they wouldn’t give the show a full series order into Spring 2015. While NBC didn’t outright cancel the show, many feared that the network would not see it renewed for a second season.
With the fate of their show in the air, fans of the series quickly created a huge social media campaign using the hashtag #SaveConstantine, and formed an online petition. Unfortunately, it still was not enough convince NBC to continue Constantine for a second season. And though NBC wouldn’t conjur any more magic, some hoped that another network–like The CW-would take the show. Unfortantely, that did not pan out either, as Constantine showrunner Daniel Cerone confirmed this week that Constantine would not live on at another network. As fans mourned the show’s final fate, Matt Ryan tried consoling the fans with a moving message on Twitter, which you can read below.
Very disappointed that we are not continuing this journey,will miss playing john. You guys never gave up, I thank you all #Constantine
— Matt Ryan (@mattryanreal) June 10, 2015
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Source(s): Comic Book