Posted on Tuesday, April 14th, 2015 by Angie Han
It seems like every comic book property in existence is getting a TV show nowadays, but that doesn’t mean they’re always successful. NBC has just given the axe to Constantine, which starred Matt Ryan as the Vertigo Comics antihero. More on the Constantine cancellation after the jump.
Update: The original report has been redacted somewhat — Constantine isn’t yet officially dead. The series’ showrunner has weighed in as well. More below after the original article text.
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