Well, this is a mixed bag for Constantine fans, isn’t it?
Constantine is back at The CW and it’s Matt Ryan in the role but, the down side? It’s an animated series on digital channel, CW Seed.
It will be five or six 10-minute episodes that will premiere during the 2017-18 TV season, telling an original Constantine story. But will it wrap up the story left open at the end of Constantine’s only season on NBC? We hope so.
On top of this, as hinted at by Geoff Johns on New Years Eve (below), Supergirl, Flash, Arrow and the Legends of Tomorrow are all back for full seasons too.
It’s thought that, with all the DC shows still running, it means The CW can look into stories that will flow into next season – which is awesome. We guess this also puts to bed the fears the Arrow may finish this year (here)
“The key here is the CW’s massive streaming deal with Netflix inked in summer 2016, giving the streaming juggernaut full seasons of its shows a mere eight days after the close of their current seasons for a possible $1 billion price tag.”
The downs side to this is that fans in the UK and outside the US (like many of us here at FTN) will be unable to see the new series of Constantine as it isn’t streamed outside the US; this also happened with the two Vixen series on CW Seed which we still haven’t seen despite airing a couple of season ago.
So, while we are delighted to have him back, we really would like to see John Constantine back on our screens in the rest of the world too.
We’re also wondering if this is the new DC show Geoff Johns also teased below or is there something else?
However, the big positive from this is that The CW are still fighting for Constantine and, if he exists here, then we may see him back in his own show or maybe in Arrow, Legends or Flash.
And that is nothing to be sniffed at.
— Geoff Johns (@geoffjohns) January 1, 2017