Yesterday Warner Bros. Animation and Warner Bros. Television announced their line-up for WonderCon in Anaheim, CA, which included a panel about the upcoming Constantine animated series. The panel will include star Matt Ryan, writer J.M. DeMatteis and Blue Ribbon Content & Warner Bros. Animation exec Peter Girardi. They will be showing the first episode of the new series during the panel. I figured that they series would debut on the CW Seed shortly after… turns out, according to Comicbook.com, it will be the exact same day.
The series, if it follows the two previous series Vixen and Freedom Fights: The Ray, will be released in 5 to 6 minute segments with there being 6 segments total. Vixen was released weekly while The Ray had all six episodes dropped the same day.
What may be the most interesting part is the report claims the animated series is both a continuation of the live-action series that ran on NBC in 2014-2015, but also connects to John Constantine’s appearances on Arrow and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow. When he appeared on Arrow during season 4, producers indicated that this was not necessarily the exact same Constantine as the NBC series. If they are officially tying to the solo series then that brings in the possibility of Manny (Harold Perrineau), Zed (Angelica Celaya), Chaz Chandler (Charles Halford), Papa Midnight (Michael James Shaw) and the most important… Jim Corrigan (Emmett J. Scanlan) aka the Spectre.
You think John Diggle (David Ramsey) has a rough time comprehending speedsters… imagine him meeting the Spectre.
The Constantine animated series is written by DeMatteis who is known for his comic runs on Justice League International and Spider-Man. The series will debut on the CW Seed March 24th.
Here is the original trailer they released last summer.