Your favorite occult detective isn’t dead yet.
Back in 2015, NBC cancelled both “Hannibal” and “Constantine,” and while we wait for a potential revival of the former, we’re happy to report that the latter is definitely coming back in the near future. It won’t be on NBC and it won’t even be live action, but Deadline reported over the weekend that actor Matt Ryan will return to voice John Constantine for a spinoff animated series.
Five or six 10-minute episodes have been ordered for CW Seed, the network’s digital home for comedy and animation. David S. Goyer, co-creator and executive producer of the NBC series, is on board the team, as is the original series’ producers Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment. Greg Berlanti, who oversees the DC Universe on The CW, will naturally oversee the project.
NBC cancelled “Constantine” after just one season, which came to a close on February 13th, 2015. Ryan subsequently played John Constantine on an episode of The CW’s “Arrow.”
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”. Balancing his actions upon the line of good and evil, Constantine uses his skills and a supernatural scry map to journey across the nation to send these terrors back to their own world, all for the hope of redeeming his soul from eternal torment.