Long before Constantine 2 suddenly took its place on the Warner Bros. release list, another John Constantine-themed creative endeavor was in the works. Developed by acclaimed director JJ Abrams, Bad Robot Productions, the Constantine themed television series has steadily come together. While no cast or plot announcements were made, the show was planned to be the home of the HBO Max streaming service. However, as noted DiversityNow that the sequel to Constantine is in active development, the TV program has been postponed indefinitely.
Thankfully, it doesn’t look like the HBO Max title of John Constantine is completely dead. Variety notes that Warner Bros. Television, and Bad Robot are interested in this, so there is a possibility that he may find a home elsewhere in the future. One can only hope that if this happens, things will be much better than first television adaptation directed by Konstantin. The NBC show starred Matt Ryan and ran for only one season of 13 episodes from October 2014 to February 2015 before being quickly cancelled. Fortunately for Ryan, he was able to continue playing John Constantine in productions such as Legends of Tomorrow and Justice League Dark.
The future is indeed bright for John Constantine fans – at least Keanu Reeves perceives the character. One can only hope that the Abrams series gets back on its feet sooner rather than later.