The DC Comics drama, which was most recently adapted for TV by NBC, will return as an animated series on CW Seed, it was announced Sunday at the Television Critics Association winter press tour.
The animated series will consist of five or six 10-minute episodes that will premiere during the 2017-18 TV season. On CW Seed, Constantine joins fellow animated DC Comics series Vixen, which launched its second season in October. Additionally, the 13 episodes of the live-action Constantine drama is available for streaming on CW Seed.
Matt Ryan, who starred in the short-lived NBC drama, will voice the lead character. Ryan reprised the role in a 2011 episode of Arrow shortly after the series was canceled by NBC, setting the Constantine series squarely in CW’s “Arrowverse.” Ryan also appears as the voice of John Constantine in the upcoming Justice League Dark animated movie.
Based on the DC character created in 1985, Constantine centers on John Constantine, a man who struggles with his faith as he is haunted by the sins of his past and suddenly is thrust into the role of defending humanity from the gathering forces of darkness. In the NBC series, he was a British exorcist and occult detective who spends his days hunting supernatural entities.