‘Constantine’ Back As Animated Series For CW Seed With Greg Berlanti Producing
Constantine, which had a one-season run on NBC, will be back as an animated series for CW Seed. Five-six 10-minute episodes have been ordered. Matt Ryan, who starred in the live-action DC series, will voice the title character.
Greg Berlanti, who oversees the DC universe om the CW, is coming on board with his team as producers to oversee the new Constantine. They will be joined by David S. Goyer, co-creator and executive producer of the original NBC series, as well as the original series’ producer Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment.
The CW kept Constantine — which had developed a cult following — alive after the series’ cancellation with a guest appearance of Ryan as the DC hero on Berlanti’s Arrow. There are no current plans for Ryan to make more live-action appearances on the CW’s DC series but Pedowitz said that the network would like to see him back since his first appearance “added dimension” to Arrow.
CW Seed already is home of the existing Constantine NBC episodes, making an animated series a natural extension.
On CW Seed, Constantine will join other animated DC series such as Vixen and Justice League.