There is no denying the disappointment that many felt at the cancellation of NBC's Constantine after its freshman season. Despite the efforts of the studio, and series creator, Daniel Cerone, Constantine was not able to find a new home. Cast and writers were released from their contracts, seemingly putting to end any hopes of a revival.
A couple months later, fans of the series were given a small glimmer of hope when it was announced that Matt Ryan's Constantine would briefly return to television for an episode on the fourth season of The CW's Arrow. During a sit down with CBR, Arrow co-showrunner and executive producer, Marc Guggenheim, revealed that the crossover almost didn't happen after Constantine's cancellation.
"Back when 'Constantine' was on, we were talking about a crossover. Then 'Constantine' wasn't on, so we stopped talking about a crossover. It took a while. I think it was actually something Matt Ryan and Stephen [Amell] started talking [about]. It was always in the cards."
With Arrow's fourth season exploring mysticism, it didn't seem too farfetched to introduce a character who dabbled in the dark arts. Despite the organic integration of the character into the world of Arrow, future appearances appear to be slim.
"When we were given the character, we were given the character with the understanding and the agreement that this is a one-off."
Constantine may have come and gone, but whose to say that he won't get a visit from a time master at some point down the line?
Arrow returns tonight at 8 p.m. with [DC's Legends of Tomorrow](tag:2937021) debuting tomorrow night at 8 p.m. on The CW
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