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Constantine’s Nearly Over, Who Should Pick It Up For Future Seasons?

10 Feb

Howdy ladies and gents, welcome to today’s blog post. So the first season of Constantine is almost over with this coming Friday being the final episode in the set of 13 and it has been a rough time for this show it terms of ratings and finding its footing, that being said, the show’s definitely found its footing and has become a fairly entertaining show (I’ve liked it from fairly early on). However with the show currently not picked up for a second season, the future is not clear for Constantine. So in this blog post today I’m just going to suggest possibilities for the where the show could be renewed and what it could do draw in more audiences.

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NBC Renews The Show

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So this would be the most logical choice. The show started out on this network and it would be great for the higher-ups in the company gave this show another chance. To be fair it is partly NBC’s fault that Constantine‘s in the position that it is. The show doesn’t get the same kind of promotion that other shows like Grimm does and you feel since it is a DC comic book property they may try to highlight that since we’re in the superhero/comic book era of film and TV. All NBC need to do is bring attention to this show to the forefront and advertise the hell out of it, plus give it a better time slot.

Move It To HBO

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This is a bit of a long shot, probably impossible actually, but if HBO were to pick up Constantine it could turn into the show that some fans have wanted from the beginning. Some have complained that the current TV adaptation is too tame and avoids the more adult, dark and violent elements which make the comics so much better and most of that is down to NBC being more of a family friendly network. If this show moved to HBO it would be on the same level as Boardwalk Empire, Game of Thrones or The Wire, those shows don’t hold back, there’s profanity, violence sex, nudity and high production values, and those key aspects would do wonders for Constantine.

Netflix Pick It Up

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This is a little more feasible. Netflix has been going to strength to strength and it is pretty much the most used streamed service for films and TV shows, plus it has it has renewed a few TV shows and is home to successful original shows like House of Cards and Orange is the New Black. It has even gotten four lesser known Marvel properties (Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist) off of the ground. And since Netflix is free of the boundaries of network TV, it can be edgier and doesn’t have to be restricted to time slots. The only complication I see is that since Marvel are collaborating with Netflix to produce their new comic book shows, it would seem either rude or questionable for both Marvel and DC shows to occupy the same space (maybe, I’m not sure, I’m just speculating).

Possibly Picked Up By Amazon Studios or Yahoo! Screen

4368956351280x720jpg-56e5da_1280w yahoo-studiosThese two choices are less likely than the ones suggested above, that being said they are options that should be considered. Amazon is good because like Netflix they have been delivering their own original series’ in recent times and they’ve been successful with more of them on the horizon. Clearly Amazon must be doing something right. And since Amazon Instant Video stream Constantine already I feel like it would be a nice fit. I’m not sure how many people would see it if it were exclusive to Amazon, but at least the show would still be going. And then there’s Yahoo. The only reason I’ve brought them into the argument is because they were able to save Community and allow it be renewed for a sixth season so I have to believe that they could probably do the same for Constantine. The only problem is, Yahoo compared to everyone else is pretty small as a streaming service (to my knowledge) and I’m not too sure many people would see it.

Well that’s my thoughts on Constantine and where it could go for its renewal. What do you think of these suggestions and how do you think the show should proceed to be renewed? Please comment below and let me know. Laters. 🙂

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Posted by on February 10, 2015 in Media, Television

 

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6 responses to “Constantine’s Nearly Over, Who Should Pick It Up For Future Seasons?

  1. sidekickreviews

    February 11, 2015 at 3:44 am

    I recently caught up with Constantine just in time for the season finale. I really hope it gets a second season because while the show is not perfect, there’s so much more potential. I think after a season under their belt, the writers can make the adjustments to take the show to the next level. I read some rumours that NBC is considering putting the second season on their Syfy channel. If this happens, I think it’ll give more freedom to make it more darker and bloodier. If not, an online streaming service like Amazon or whatever could work too.

     
    • Hypersonic55

      February 11, 2015 at 2:43 pm

      Awesome, glad you decided to check this season out. Indeed the show is a bit rough, but ir has certainly come a long way and season 2 could create so many more opportunities for fun and horror and diving deeper into the comic book material. Yeah I’ve also heard talk about moving the show to Syfy as wellm but since I wasn’t sure about how Syfy operates as a network I didn’t include them in this post. Plus I didn’t know that NBC and Syfy were connected, shows how in the loop I am when it comes to TV networks. I just want to see this show do well, it has a decent fan base and I want to see it progress and enter the darker, more adult territories that fans have gone on about online.

       
  2. Tim The Film Guy

    February 14, 2015 at 11:28 am

    I quite like the series. Getting better.

    However it either gets renewed by NBC or its cancelled. No one else will take another series unless it has a mass following. 1 season wouldn’t have amassed that yet 😦

     
    • Hypersonic55

      February 14, 2015 at 2:59 pm

      Point made, I just hope that NBC aren’t assholes like usual and get rid of a show with a lot of potential.

       
      • Tim The Film Guy

        February 15, 2015 at 1:49 pm

        It has potential, and I don’t think the budget needs to mega so it has a chance 😀

         

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