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Constantine may have ended its Season 1 run back in February, but it’s still a very hot topic for TV fans. The show premiered to middling ratings and didn’t earn a back nine order during its freshman season on the network, which usually spells out immediate cancellation for a series. But the Constantine team is working hard to keep the comic book adaptation alive, and fans of the series have helped support the show via social media. Now, Constantine executive producer Daniel Cerone says that NBC will hear a Season 2 pitch for the drama.
So, NBC is going to hear a pitch for Season 2, which means there is at least an outside shot that fans could see new episodes next TV season. Of course, this is just the latest in a set of rumors that have been mentioned as possibilities for keeping Constantine alive. Earlier this year, we heard that Constantine could be moving to another Universal-owned network, like Syfy. Unfortunately, later reports debunked those rumors, indicating there was zero truth to them.
It’s important to note that a pitch doesn’t automatically mean that Constantine will be getting a second season on NBC. But it does mean that the network is at least keeping its options open regarding its Friday night lineup. While Constantine wasn’t the clear ratings winner that other new superhero dramas The Flash and Gotham have been, it had a much tougher timeslot on Friday nights. Plus, in an era where ratings are waning, the series did manage to land a larger audience than last season’s Dracula series. It's also a great fit for NBC’s other Friday night drama, Grimm.
Obviously, Cerone and his team are working to try and keep the dream of Constantine alive, and they are not the only ones. A quick trip over to Twitter will show you that plenty of fans are invested in the #saveConstantine movement and want their favorite show to come back next year. While these people are not quite as organized as Longmire fans were before the show was picked up by Netflix, it’s clear that fans are more invested in Constantine’s return than some other shows that have not done as well this season.
The 2014-2015 season is wrapping up over the next several weeks, and we’ll let you know as soon as the networks begin making decisions about what will and won’t be returning to the schedule next fall. In the meantime, check out our summer TV premiere schedule.