Over the last 24 hours there has been a rumor that NBC is planning to save “Constantine.” But not in a way we once thought. NBC Universal is apparently toying with the idea of moving the show to it’s cable sister channel SyFy, where it could be a little darker and have lower expectations for ratings. This would come with the ability for the show to be rebranded as Hellblazer.
This would be a remarkable move by NBC that shows faith in the property. Moreover moving the title to something that shows a tonally darker show is in store for fans would be a breath of fresh air for those of us who are tired by the procedural ongoings of the current TV show makeup. I can only hope that the people in charge recognize this as the best idea to let this world grow into something more sinister and beautiful. And, let’s be honest, SyFy needs this right now.
Constantine premiered in October to 4.28 million, and boasts a vocal fanbase with decent reviews, but has never really been able to find its audience. This might be due to the horrible Friday Night Death slot, rather than a lack of quality.
Constantine‘s 13th — and, as of now, final — episode, called “Waiting for the Man,” airs Friday at 8 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.