Two years ago, NBC launched Constantine, an adaptation of DC Comics’ magical antihero John Constantine, that lasted only a single season due to low ratings. Constantine was retroactively added to the CW’s DC Universe last season on Arrow, and now CW Seed is stepping up to show fans what they missed the first time!
Via KsiteTV, all 13 episodes of Constantine are now available to stream on CW Seed for free. This is very good news, especially since Constantine has yet to get a DVD/Blu-ray release; CW Seed is now the only legal way to enjoy a very underrated series. A full revival of the show may be too much to hope for, but at the very least we’re hoping that it could lead to Matt Ryan reprising his role as John Constantine at some point in the future. The producers of Arrow previously said Ryan’s guest appearance was a one-time deal, but then the show continued to reference him throughout its fourth season.
As for the Constantine TV series itself, the first and only season introduced Ryan’s take on the title character, which was very faithful to the spirit of his comic book counterpart. Charles Halford co-starred as Chas, Constantine’s seemingly immortal friend; with Angélica Celaya as a burgeoning psychic named Zed; and Harold Perrineau as Manny, an angel with an agenda for Constantine. Fair warning: the story ends on a cliffhanger revelation that was never resolved because NBC declined to order a full season. Given the fact that the CW’s DC TV shows are still going, we can probably assume that Constantine and his allies succeeded in saving the world. But we’d still love to see that story play out in live-action, if possible.
To find Constantine season 1 on CW Seed, click here!
Are you excited to catch up with Constantine? And would you prefer more guest appearances or a new season of Constantine? Cast your spells in the comment section below!
Image: Warner Bros. TV/NBC