The upcoming Constantine animated series has finally been given a premiere date and as fans would have been hoping for, will be taking place very soon.
Warner Bros. has officially confirmed (via Coming Soon) that the first episode for the fan-favorite demon hunter will debut on March 24 through the CW Seed streaming application. The “world premiere” screening will also be held at WonderCon 2018 on the very same weekend, accompanied by a special panel on the showfloor that will feature main star Matt Ryan, lead writer J.M. DeMatteis, and animation executive Peter Girardi.
The Constantine animated series will be a continuation of the live-action television series (also starring Ryan) that was shuttered in 2015 after just one season. Unlike the live-action Constantine (2005) movie that starred Keanu Reeves in the titular role, the live-action series was much more accurate to the source materials. Hence, it greatly disappointed fans to see NBC (National Broadcasting Company) can the series on the subject of a lukewarm reception.
There is still no news on another live-action movie or series for the time being. Here is hoping that the Constantine animated series will convince the top brass to open up their checkbooks for additional projects in the same sphere.
Ryan is incidentally scheduled to reprise his role as Constantine on March 15 in Legends of Tomorrow before returning for the seasonal finale. He previously appeared in Arrow as well, right after the live-action series was cancelled.
Keep your fingers crossed that the entire first season of the Constantine animated series will be dropped on the same day, similar to how Netflix has usually done in the past. The excruciating wait for each weekly episode might be too much for fans to handle.
WonderCon 2018 will take place between March 23 – March 25 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. It will reportedly also be the place where the first trailer for Aquaman will be released.