Poor old Constantine. It’s the comicbook TV show that should be getting attention, but really isn’t.
The show saw a further 20 percent drop in viewers when it returned from the mid-season break this weekend, and as if the writing wasn’t already on the wall for the show, NBC’s Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt had this to say at a press tour today:
“We got on the bandwagon of these shows based on comic books, and maybe there are too many of them. It’s a popular series of comics, but it’s not The Flash. It’s not Batman, so maybe it suffers a little bit there. But…it’s a show we really liked. We love Matt Ryan, who is the star of it. I think we did right by the fans who didn’t like the film that was made of it, and I think the future is still up in the air on that show.”
It sounds like they’re all but giving in to defeat. In one short statement, Greenblatt admits they jumped on a bandwagon, admits the character wasn’t popular enough to keep up with mainstream comic heroes on TV, and admits he has no idea what will happen.
If Constantine does disappear from our screens, it will sadly likely be forgotten in a deluge of comic adaptations hitting TV, but the team here at BCP will miss it a lot.
The writer of this piece was: Alan Shields aka (Al)
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