CW is reviving the canceled NBC series “Constantine” as an animated CW Seed series, network boss Mark Pedowitz announced at the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour on Sunday.
The series will be brought back to life on the streaming platform for a season of six to seven episodes of about 10 minutes each.
Matt Ryan, who played the titular character for the show’s 13-episode run on NBC, will return to voice the supernatural detective for CW Seed’s animated series.
“Constantine,” an adaptation of the DC Comics series, first premiered on NBC in 2014. The series ran for 13 episodes, but was not picked up for another season due to disappointing ratings. Airing on Friday nights, the series drew a disappointing 0.8 rating /3 share in the 18-49 demographic most important to advertisers.
But following the show’s cancellation, the character of Constantine was added to the CW’s “Arrowverse,” with Ryan reprising the character on the Stephen Amell-led series last season.
When asked, Pedowitz said there are currently no plans to have Ryan make another appearance on any of the network’s DC series, but added that the door is still open.