NBC is halting production of 'Constantine'.
Is the Atlanta, Georgia production
getting the axe? After only 13 episodes, NBC is halting production and cutting 9 episodes from the show's first season. However, NBC is still considering a second season renewal despite having low ratings.
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According to Deadline
, NBC has decided to halt production:
The cast and crew of the series were informed on Friday that the series will halt production after completing production on the initial 13-episode order. Constantine will remain in its 10 PM Friday time slot for the remainder of its run. [...> It is not clear what NBC will air in the Friday 10 PM time period after Constantine‘s run is over, though previous slot occupantHannibal, which has been renewed for a third season, is considered a strong possibility.
is currently struggling to find an audience on Friday nights. According to reports, NBC Constantine
averages a low 1.04 in the key demographic and only 3.5 million viewers.
Before you get upset, there still is a chance that NBC will not cancel Constantine.
The decision to cut the number of episodes comes after NBC's Constantine
featured a 38 percent increase over the previous week's episode in the key demographic. In addition, it retained 85 percent of Grimm's
18 to 49 audience. Both are ratings highs for the series since the show premiered in late October.
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In addition, Constantine
has been on fire in DVR viewings. NBC Constantine
has had an increase of 81% in viewers up to 3 days after the episode has aired.
gives NBC Constantine
a 70% positive rating calling "Constantine
's creepy atmosphere, high-stakes action, and splendid special effects combine with a welcome touch of humor to overcome narrative flaws and present a version of the title character that's close to his comics counterpart."
is developed by Daniel Cerone and David S. Goyer for NBC. Constantine
is based on characters appearing in the comic series Hellblazer published by DC Comics. Constantine
features Matt Ryan as John Constantine and the show centers around a man struggling with his past sins and trying to protect humanity from a supernatural threat.
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