Following the character’s widely anticipated appearance on “Arrow,” “Constantine” fans who want to see the show picked up by another network have launched a new “Save Constantine” petition in hopes that this renewed interest will get more results for their movement. The petition targets El Rey Network, The CW, Netflix, Yahoo Screen and the USA network as potential candidates for the series.
Premiering in October 2014 with 4.28 million viewers, NBC’s “Constantine” continues to boast a vocal fanbase, though the show wasn’t able to find an audience on Friday nights (the fabled “death slot”). The series, based on the DC Comics/Vertigo antihero John Constantine, wasn’t among the network’s initial early renewals earlier this year and initial rumors that it would move to NBC’s sister network Syfy ultimately fell through.
Despite that, Matt Ryan’s John Constantine joined the Arrowverse in “Haunted,” a recent episode of “Arrow.” Ryan originally starred in the ill-fated “Constantine” series, which ran for thirteen episodes before cancellation. The CW was able to bring the character to “Arrow” after some negotiation and support from stars and fans alike. The character’s “Arrow” debut sparked a 11% rise in the key demo for the show.
In the episode, Oliver Queen called in a favor with Constantine, which brought the Hellblazer to Star City. With his help, they were able to restore Sara Lance’s soul following her Lazarus Pit resurrection. Additionally, several flashbacks to the island revealed how the two met in the first place.
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