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Why Constantine Deserves a Second Season

TVOM: "After the successes of Arrow on The CW and Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on ABC, comic book adaptations became the “go-to” idea for network television for the 2014-2015 season. The CW continued to build their universe with the very successful The Flash, and they are hopeful that the recently debuted iZombie will prove popular enough to continue. FOX crafted their own corner of the DC Universe with the already-renewed Gotham, and ABC added again to the Marvel Cinematic Universe with its Hayley Atwell-led period piece, Marvel’s Agent Carter. For better or worse, NBC also tried to take a bite of the comic book pie with Constantine, based on the Hellblazer comic series starring John Constantine, and unfortunately, the experiment was not at all a success in the ratings. Constantine premiered low and fell lower, despite showing considerable improvement with each chapter. By the end of the show’s short, 13-episode first season, the cast and crew had really begun to find their footing, eventually crafting a story truly complementary to the rich history of the character. There is still potential for NBC to renew the show for a second season, and rumors constantly persist of another network continuing the story should NBC pass. At this point, it would truly be a shame if Constantine is not given another opportunity to prosper, and here are the reasons why."

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