Yesterday a big stir was caused on the internet. Mainly because several sites reported that the DC Comics show Constantine, which aired on NBC for 13 episodes this year and last, was officially cancelled.
…well like a good man should, someone checked into this. That man being showrunner Daniel Cerone, and after talking with the people at NBC, he made the following statment to ComicBook.com:
“I just received confirmation from the corporate offices at NBC. I was assured that Constantine has not been canceled and our pitch meeting to discuss a potential second season remains on the books. By the way, this is a pitch meeting involving the president of Warner Bros and and the entertainment heads of NBC. Nobody at this incredibly busy time of the development season has time to waste taking pointless meetings.
“Now, is it fair to say that Constantine is a long shot? Sure, that’s fair to say. While we marginally improved a tough time slot for NBC, we’re a very expensive show to produce. A lot of NBC’s decision making will not doubt hinge on their new pilots and how they feel those new shows would fare as a companion piece to Grimm, versus a second season of Constantine.”
Now as he notes, the show isn’t saved, but it’s just not cancelled as of yet. Whether it will be renewed or officially cancelled will no doubt be decided by the meeting in question. Until then, I would advise to not believe any word on Constantine being cancelled or renewed unless you hear it from Daniel Cerone himself.