At the Television Critics Association press tour it was announced that Matt Ryan will reprise his role as John Constantine for a new animated series to run on the CW Seed.
Ryan originally portrayed the character on the short-lived NBC series Constantine and then again on an episode of Arrow in season 4. He’s also voicing the character in the upcoming Justice League Dark animated movie. Fans continue to call for a revival of the series, hoping it would get picked up by the CW.
For anyone disappointed that it’s going to be animated, keep in mind that Vixen was first tried out in an animated series before making her live action debut on Arrow and then… though a different actress / generation… she’s now a regular on Legends of Tomorrow. This could be a trial run on the character for more appearances and to keep Ryan tied to it.
It does bring up the question of what happened to The Ray animated series we were promised? And as for John’s tease… I’m leaning towards this not being it. In this tweet that he teased a new DC TV series, he didn’t mention Vixen which you’d think he would if it was another CW Seed series he was talking about.