So friends a hell of a busy week this week in regard to news for Constantine and its chances of being picked up by another network for season 2. After much tweeting and hard work emailing networks, phoning networks and tweeting networks trying to get someone to pay attention to Constantine / Hellblazer fans. With a black out from all the cast, crew and producers on Constantine we finally received an update from Daniel Cerone.
Well what did that link reveal, it revealed that Constantine was over and that the contracts for the writers, producers and cast were being wrapped up and that the show was now dead in this format. What that exactly means we can only speculate on, maybe possible guest appearances on Arrow in relation to the Lazarus Pit or maybe as part of Justice League Dark who knows except the show is now over.
So once this news was issued the actors then decided to break their silence and tweet.
I will state for the record that Harold kept on tweeting right the way through and didn’t blank us out at all hes such a gentleman 🙂
David tweeted about having to break up the sets and finally today posted an image showing that this had been achieved. Such a crying shame as the mill house set was a beautiful set hope they managed to have keepsakes from it 🙂
Charles Halford hasn’t broken his silence yet, probably a busy man but finally Matt Ryan spoke today and it was heart breaking to see.
Well were does that leave us know? with a lot of questions. Did Warner Bros really try to shop Constantine around and how hard did they try, we Hellblazers are trying to find that out!. If they did what was the reason for not picking up the show, was it production costs or an issue with Warner Bros or DC Comics? what ever the reason it didn’t get picked up. However !!!!!! this does not necessarily mean the end of the show, lots of shows have found a new life even years after originally being killed off, the classic one is Dr Who and any Whovian will talk about all the time they spent out in the cold, petitioning the BBC to renew the show and low and behold even thought it was 10 years later it was finally brought back to life by BBC Wales :). Ripper Street another show canned by the BBC due to the cost of the production was brought by Amazon Instant Video 4 months after it had finished and all the contracts were up and all the scenes had been demolished. They not only took on the show but got all the original cast back on board rebuilt the sets, produced a blazing season 3 and have stated that they are renewing the show for season 4 and 5 which I’m stoked about as I petitioned for it to be saved. 🙂
This proves that you can revive a show even when you think its at its most dire and its darkest hour. So don’t give up hope, don’t quit on the show, keep tweeting, keep emailing, making phone calls become a pest that networks, Warnerbros and DC Comics can no longer ignore. Roar like a lion and don’t go out on a tiny meyaw 🙂 keep the faith brothers and sisters and remember once a Hellblazer always a Hellblazer power to the people 🙂 Ok that’s a homage to Wolfie Smith in Citizen Smith showing my age there 🙂
Lots of Big Hugs