After a guest appearance in Arrow Season 4 following the cancellation of NBC’s Constantine, fans have been clamouring for another opportunity to see Matt Ryan as John Constantine.
And now they’re getting just that – in animated form.
A series of six 10-minute long episodes have been ordered as part of a new Constantine series, which will join the CW’s other animated ventures Vixen and The Ray on CW Seed. Matt Ryan will be reprising his role as Constantine for this series, which is set to be jointly produced by Greg Berlanti (executive producer on the four Arrowverse shows) and David S Goyer (creator of the original NBC Constantine programme).
Matt Ryan, of course, is no stranger to animation, having already reprised his role as Constantine in animated form in DC’s upcoming Justice League Dark animated movie, set to be released in February.
CW Seed is already the home of NBC’s Constantine series on the web, so it’s a natural extension of that to see him here.
There’s no word as to whether or not we’ll see other Arrowverse characters on Constantine, though it’s a solid bet that Stephen Amell or Grant Gustin may appear in animated form once more as Arrow and the Flash, launching this show as they previously did Vixen; equally, it’s possible that Vixen herself might appear on Constantine, being both the start of an animated show and a magic based character.
It’s also unknown whether Matt Ryan will appear in a live-action DC programme again – however, it’s clear that the CW remains committed to the character, between this animated venture and CW channel director Mark Pedowitz’s open enthusiasm for a potential return. Who knows – with Legends of Tomorrow series 3 confirmed earlier today, maybe we’ll see Constantine guest star in an episode there?
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