Putting an end to one of the saddest displays of "holding out hope" since Firebronies took an offhand joke by Joss Whedon at a 2012 SDCC Firefly panel to mean the series was getting a reboot, Constantine executive producer Daniel Cerone announced on Twitter that the show was officially dead, and would not be saved from cancellation, picked up by another network, or Kickstarted by fans to give the rights to Nathan Fillion. Instead, it will just die, as it was meant to do from its ill-fated beginning:
I promised I'd share news when I had it -- sadly, that news is not good. The cast and writers of Constantine are being released from their contracts. The studio tried to find a new home for the show, for which we're forever grateful, but those efforts didn't pan out. I'm sorry, I wasn't provided any information on the attempts to sell the show elsewhere. All I can report is that the show is over.
"I'll wait for the ten year reunion, and then we'll see what happens," said one recalcitrant fan, refusing to accept the truth. We wish him the best of luck.
Constantine, an adaptation of the Nu52 comic Constantine, suffered from low ratings and a constant confusion amongst casual fans who kept wondering where Keanu Reeves was. It was finally put out of its misery after just one season, but most fans refused to give up until now. Read Daniel Cerone's full message here.