Constantine Will Not See Life After Death On Another Network — The Show Is Officially Done! Read The Executive Producer’s Statement Here!

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In May, NBC announced they had cancelled the DC Comic series Constantine — which followed a smoking hot demon hunter played by Matt Ryan — after a single 13-episode run.

In the wake of the announcement, executive producer Daniel Cerone gave hope that the show could see life on another network. Unfortunately, the search for a new home didn’t end well.

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On Sunday, Cerone posted the following message on his Twitter of the show’s untimely death:

“I promised I’d share news when I had it ├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ sadly, that news is not good. The cast and writers of Constantine are being released from their contracts. The studio tried to find a new home for the show, for which we’re forever grateful, but those efforts didn’t pan out. I’m sorry, I wasn’t provided any information on the attempts to sell the show elsewhere. All I can report is that the show is over.

Many ingredients went into this TV series. From the dedicated cast that breathed these characters to life, led by Matt Ryan as the comic-made-flesh embodiment of John Constantine, to the exceptionality talented crew that put unreal images on screen, to the original Hellblazer writers and artists who gifted us a universe.

As a general principle, writers don’t choose a writing career to achieve stardom. Whatever demons or insecurities drove them to find freedom of expression through written words generally keeps writers comfortably obscure behind their words. Nor do people choose writing as a means to financial freedom. I’d venture to guess that most who set out to write professionally never receive a paycheck for their hopeful scribbles or key strokes.

In fact, nobody I know ever chose a writing career ├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ it chose them. You write because that’s what you do. Like breathing, it just happens and you have to do it and you just hope that someday somebody out there notices what you’re trying to say.

If that’s the dream of writers, [then] the writers of Constantine lived the dream, because we’re leaving behind wild and passionate fans who believe in and were moved by what we tried to do. To leave such a significant, dedicated and active fan base on the table ├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ that’s the real sadness. You all deserve many years of the series we set out to make, and we’re disappointed that we couldn’t deliver that to you. The good news is that Constantine will live on for years in many more forms. But our time as caretakers has ended.

Thank you for letting us in.

Daniel Cerone”

While we’re sad to see Constantine go, the show can always breathe new life down the road. The Flash ran for a single season in 1990 before it was cancelled, only to be rebooted 25 years later!

So, looks like we’ll see you in 2040, Constantine!

[Image via NBC.]

Jun 8, 2015 11:18am PDT

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