Posted November 25, 2014 by Yuri Mangahas in Movies/TV

NBC Halts Production for CONSTANTINE, But Season 2 Still “Possible.”

After five episodes on its run, NBC had announced that they’ll be halting production for Constantine.

According to a report by Deadline, the said network revealed that they will be ceasing all prod work for the show after its initial 13-episode order. However, this does not mean that a second season isn’t being considered. In fact, it is still possible – dependent on the performance of the upcoming episode this Friday. constantine-36bdc

Developed by Daniel Cerone and David S. Goyer from Vertigo’s long-running Hellblazer, the series premiered Oct. 24, and has struggled to find an audience in its 10 p.m. Friday time slot — the infamous “death slot.” However, the performance of Friday’s episode likely played a role in the decision to keep Constantine in play for the fall: It saw a 38-percent increase over the previous week in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic, and a retention of 85 percent of that audience from lead-in Grimm. Plus, the show is performing well in delayed viewing.

One of three new DC-based dramas on the television schedule (a fourth, iZombie, is set to premiere at midseason on The CW), Constantine hasn’t garnered the ratings of Fox’s Gotham or the buzz of The CW’s The Flash. Both of those shows have already been renewed for a second season.

Constantine plays every Saturday at 3pm, with replays at 8pm on Jack TV.

Yuri Mangahas

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