Why no “Back 9” for Constantine might not be such a bad thing
Alright, Hellblazers, I know you’re freaking out, but I’d like you to calm down for just a minute. Relax. Have a smoke. Let’s get mellow. All better? Good. Now I’m going to tell you why Constantine not getting a “Back 9” just might not be such a bad thing. In fact, in the long run, it could very well be exactly what Constantine needed.
For starters, while I love the show and Matt Ryan’s portrayal of John has been nothing short of brilliant, we’re five episodes in and so far the stories and performances from some of the regulars have been uneven. Ending season one after 13 episodes will give the writers time to regroup, narrow their focus, put their finger on what worked and what didn’t. This could be exactly the shot in the arm the series needs to deliver a more realized vision for where Constantine is headed.
Also, and possibly more importantly, it has been reported that Guillermo del Toro has just delivered his John Constantine starring Justice League Dark script to Warner Brothers. If the WB executives love it, and I expect they will, having Constantine on the small screen is good business, ala Agents of Shield for ABC/Disney.
It’s a no-brainer to have Matt Ryan head up the Justice League Dark film.
This shortened first season could allow the powers-that-be to align the two visions and make for a truly magical manifestation of DC’s Occult Universe on both the big and small screen.
So, don’t panic. The stars are aligning. The spell has been cast. If anyone can pull this off, it’s everyone’s favorite nasty piece of work. John’s working his con as surely as I’m typing these words…
The magic’s already happening. We just have to believe.
Keep the faith. Spread the word. And make some magic. #Hellblazers Unite and #SaveConstantine.