Following the announcement that a Constantine sequel film is in the works, J.J. Abrams' Constantine TV series has been canceled by HBO Max. Keanu Reeves is expected to reprise her role.
Bad Robot Productions, a division of Abrams, is working on a second series based on a DC Comics property. However, Warner Bros. TV and Bad Robot are attempting to transfer the series to other platforms in order to keep them alive, according to The Wrap.
The Constantine TV series would have revolved around the popular DC character and was intended to tie into the Justice League Dark universe, although little was known. British writer Guy Bolton was working on the series.
John Constantine is a cynical occult detective who can identify half-angels and half-demons and knows of the realms of Heaven and Hell in the comics, most famously by Keanu Reeves in the 2005 film Constantine, which also starred Rachel Weisz, Shia LaBeouf, and Tilda Swinton.
Matt Ryan first played Constantine in the NBC series The Sandman, which was created by Neil Gaiman. She later reprised the role in Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow as well as several animated series. Most recently, Jenna Coleman played a female version of Constantine in Netflix's The Sandman, which is based on the comic series.
Reeves will take on the role of Anna in a new DCEU sequel. Again, little is known about the film's plot details, and any further casting is yet to be announced. According to Deadline, Akiva Goldsman will write the screenplay, and J.J. Abrams will produce via Bad Robot Productions.
Season 1 of The Sandman is now available on Netflix.