NBC’s Constantine ended after one season, due to the ratings not making the cut. The show about snarky, demon hunter John Constantine developed a cult following. Back in 2015, there was a huge campaign to Save Constantine. Although that didn’t work, John Constantine (Matt Ryan) guested on Arrow in season 4, as an old friend of Oliver’s (Stephen Amell) who came and helped bring Sarah’s (Caity Lotz) soul back to her newly resurrected body, after taking a dip in the Lazarus Pit. It seemed as that was all we would get, with a tiny opening perhaps for future guest appearances.
Arrow Season 4 Episode 5: “Haunted”
Directed by John Badham
Written by Brian Ford Sullivan & Oscar Balderrama
Created by Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, Andrew Kreisberg
Starring Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, David Ramsey, Willa Holland, Emily Bett Rickards, John Barrowman, Paul Blackthorne The CW
Air Date: Wednesday, November 4th, 2015, 8:00pm
Last week on Arrow, Laurel (Katie Cassidy) showed Lance (Paul Blackthorne) that Sara (Caity Lotz) was alive – chained up, animilistic, wildling, but alive. He goes to Damien Darhk (Neal McDonough) for advice who seems almost a friend, and advises him to put her down. He almost goes through with it in a heartwrenching moment, but Laurel is able to talk him down. At the end though, Sara escaped. Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) is still not getting the hint that Ray is trying to communicate with her through her phone, even though Holt (Echo Kellum) tells her it’s coming from inside Palmer Tech. She is reluctant to listen to Ray’s last words but gives in. There was a little storyline involving corrupt cops, but I felt like that was background to the other stuff. The gang has a new lair, and after some hemming and hawing, Oliver (Stephen Amell) formerly announced his candidacy for mayor of Star City.
Yes! At the Television Critics Association press tour today, it was announced that John Constantine (Matt Ryan), of NBC’s recently cancelled Constantine, will be paying a visit to Arrow‘s (Stephen Amell) turf for one episode next season.
Check out Matt Ryan’s twitter announcement here below.
We asked you to tweet your support of the NBC show Constantine. And you did. We asked you to pass the word and get other people involved saving the show. And you did. We asked you to issue death threats against NBC executives. And you…wait a second. No, we didn’t. That’s not just illegal, it’s immoral! What are you? Some sort of hellion? Or maybe you, like me, are a Hellblazer fan! I know there are a lot of us but sadly, this time, our voices went unheard. Or, more likely, the proof was NOT in the pudding as far the ratings went. Why didn’t more folks watch this series?