'Constantine' season 2: still no word on renewal; fan-organized Twitter campaign to save the show impresses NBC

The comic book adaptation 'Constantine' wrapped up its first season way back in February earlier this year but the decision to renew the show has yet to revealed by the NBC network. The supernatural television series debuted in October last year and scored a somewhat respectable 4.28 million viewers in total, as can be seen in this report at TV by the Numbers. The series continued to draw in roughly more than 3 million viewers with each succeeding episode following the pilot episode.

While the ratings were far from impressive, 'Constantine' received generally positive reviews. A critical consensus on the show's Rotten Tomatoes page described the series as, "Constantine‍ '​s creepy atmosphere, high-stakes action, and splendid special effects combine with a welcome touch of humor to overcome narrative flaws and present a version of the title character that's close to his comics counterpart."

Executive producer Daniel Cerone provided an update earlier last week following his closed doors meeting with NBC executives. Cerone thanked the fans for a successfully launched Twitter campaign that use the hashtags #Constantine and #SaveConstantine to get those keywords trending. The producer then used that effort as part of his pitch to the network to renew the show for a second season, as reported in this article at Bleeding Cool.

Cerone later reported through a series of tweets that the meeting went well. "Unnamed NBC exec said tell the fans it went well. Means nothing but hope never hurts #Constantine," he tweeted. He then followed it up with a heartfelt thank you to fans saying, "If this show comes back for more, I can honestly say it was the fans. Dab tear now. Thank you. #Constantine #SaveConstantine #Hellblazers."

A decision on whether the show, along with other NBC programs, should be revealed in the next few weeks as NBC works on its programming schedule for next season.


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