In something, which should be filed under preaching to the choir. David S. Goyer has recently come out and said that ‘Constantine’ never really had much hope of surviving on NBC.
The acclaimed writer/producer went on to add that the series might have done better if it had been made for one of the cable channels.
Dropped by NBC after 13 episodes, the comic book adaptation was on “the wrong channel”, Goyer said.
“In retrospect, I don’t think it should have been on NBC,” Variety quotes him as saying. “I think it was the wrong channel and I’m sure they probably agree with that as well.
“We almost doubled our [ratings] in DVR numbers, but they weren’t quite there in network television in counting those metrics. If it had been on a basic cable channel, it could still be on.”
Obviously this all hindsight because we’ll never know if the show would have done better elsewhere, but the good news for ‘Constantine’ fans is that Matt Ryan will reprise his role as the occult detective on The CW’s ‘Arrow’.
“It will be a well-deserved tip of the hat to all the ‘Constantine’ fans who were so incredibly supportive of that series,” Arrow producer Marc Guggenheim said of the special episode, set to air next month in the US and UK.’
Fans in the UK can still view the whole season of ‘Constantine’ on Amazon’s video service, which is a part of prime. If you’ve not already. You should check it out.