With so many superhero movies, tv shows, memorabilia and more, it feels like we might be living in a golden age of hero-entertainment. CW alone has Arrow, The Flash and Legends of Tomorrow (soon), whilst CBS just released Supergirl and Fox’s Gotham is still running strong. That is not including any of the Netflix series like Daredevil or Jessica Jones or even NBC’s Heroes: Reborn for that matter. In fact, we are complete leaving out cinematic hero movies entirely from this list. Simply put, heroes are the “in thing” right now in terms of entertainment. But even when considering that, it doesn’t neccesarily mean that every super-hero show is a slam dunk. NBC’s Constantine is one example of a hero-show that failed.
Back in May, fans found out that the show would not see a second season, for NBC the ratings just were not there and the show had gone through many revisions after its unveiling at comic-con. Fans of the show and the characters alike even had a twitter campaign going called #SaveConstantine. But many critics felt that the show stuck way too closely to a supernatural procedural format that has over saturated the television recently. But fans of the show, some 3.5 million consistent viewers, wanted and still want the show to be picked up by a netword–so #SaveConstantine lives on. Nearing the time of their cancellation even Stephen Amell tried to pitch in by offering a cameo as Arrow for any network that picked up the show:
#SaveConstantine — Hey TV Networks / Netflix and the like… If you pick up the show, I'll guest star.
— Stephen Amell (@amellywood) May 9, 2015
(Image provided by ScreenRant.com)
And it looks like Amell has continued his support of the show as the new Arrow episode set to release next Wednesday, titled ‘Haunted’, will have a cameo from John Constantine in it. Here is the description of the episode according to ScreenRant
“When things take a turn for the worse with Sara (guest star Caity Lotz), Oliver (Stephen Amell) calls in a favor from an old friend who deals in the mystical, John Constantine (guest star Matt Ryan). John Badham directed the episode written by Brian Ford Sullivan & Oscar Valderrama.”
So I am pretty excited to see how they will tie his character in to the overall “Arrowverse” and I am even more excited about the prospect of CW picking up the show for their own network. The NBC version felt a little to neat and tidy, a bit too cookie-cutter…. it felt as if the show was playing it safe and using a generic easy-to-win format rather than trying to show how unique John Constantine as a character really is.
the CW even released some photos of the set with Constantine in it:
So remember to take to social media, take to twitter, facebook, pinterest and more (are Friendster and MySpace still a thing?) and support both Arrow and Constantine!