NBC will halt production of drama series “Constantine” after its initial 13-episode order, although the show remains a contender for a sophomore season pickup.
The Warner Bros. TV adaptation of the DC Comics property has been airing as a Friday 10 p.m. companion to “Grimm.” Despite the decision to cap season one at 13 segs, execs are encouraged by “Constantine’s” lead-in retention and DVR lift.
Since its Oct. 24 premiere, “Constantine” has averaged a 1.4 rating/5 share in adults 18-49 and 4.5 million total viewers. That’s a respectable number for a Friday series.
Series stars Matt Ryan, Angela Celaya, Harold Perrineau and Charles Halford. Daniel Cerrone is showrunner and exec produces with David S. Goyer and Mark Verheiden.