Just before the start of the weekend, Warner Bros. Discovery surprised everyone by revealing that a sequel to their 2005 Constantine film was in development. With Keanu Reeves and original director Francis Lawrence were both set to return, it seemed like a pleasant shock…until it had to be remembered in 2021, the company announced that JJ Abrams was working on a series for the Hellblazer. And as with a lot of what’s happened recently with HBO Maxthe situation for Abrams’ show is now at an odd impasse.
By Varietynew Constantine show, as well as the Madam Xanadu Series to be directed real blood Angela Robinson, are both dead right now. That said, there is some hope that both shows will live on, as sources say WB Television and Abrams’ production company Bad Robot is actively looking to find them a home with another streamer. (Something Abrams is already doing with another DC show, Batman: Crusader Caped.) While not much has been said about either since their announcements last year, Variety added that four scripts for the show, set in contemporary London, have already been completed. , and that HBO Max was previously in talks with an actor to play the titular wizard.
Licensing shows and IP to other streaming services or networks seems to be WB Discovery’s plan now. Supernatural horror series don’t really go out of fashion, and between Sand seller and next month The Winchesters, there is clearly a fan base for these types of projects. Hopefully, both shows find a home where they can become the next thing viewers are obsessed with.
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