NBC’s ‘Constantine to Halt Production After 13 Episodes, Season 2 Still A Possibility
NBC’s ‘Constantine‘ hasn’t exactly lit the world on fire since its October debut, at least in the manner its DC compatriots have, but the network isn’t quite giving up on its demon detective drama just yet. NBC has decided to halt production on the series after 13 episodes, but may yet opt for a second season, should fans continue to reflect interest in the series.
Per Deadline, NBC has agreed to continue running the first 13 episodes of ‘Constantine’ in its regular airing time Fridays at 10:00 P.M., but has declined to pick up a back 9 episodes. ‘Constantine’'s late premiere left NBC with a limited window by which to garner ratings information, though the series has been noted to have strong DVR gains from week to week, as well as a built-in fanbase of comic readers increasingly paying attention to the series.
A second season remains a possibility, while NBC may slot in the ‘Hannibal‘ season 3 premiere once ‘Constantine’ finishes out its 13-episode run. In the meantime at least, the network remains supportive of the series’ growth, running repeats on Syfy, and even slotting in cast members for Macy’s Thanksgiving parade appearances, so there’s no reason to despair just yet.
Well, what do you think? Should we interpret ‘Constantine’'s abbreviated 13-episodes run as a bad sign for the DC drama? How would you like to see the series turn things around? Check out a preview of this Friday/s “Rage of Caliban” below, and give us your thoughts in the comments!