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CALLING ALL HELLBLAZER FANS…

Constantine is on the bubble and you can help.  If you’re liking Matt Ryan’s portrayal of the bastard mage, now is the time to speak up.

Our live ratings on Fridays at 10/9c on NBC have been middling.  Not surprisingly, our DVR and streaming numbers have been through the roof.  When you include L+7 numbers, we double our audience.  But unfortunately networks haven’t quite yet figured out how to properly account for today’s rapidly changing viewing habits.

So here’s the honest truth: we need some of those eyeballs who’ve been tuning in a few days later to watch live.  If even a third of you did, our numbers would be healthy.

Constantine remains in contention for a 2nd season at NBC, so fans should continue to show their support for the series.  Last Friday’s episode had a huge uptick and the NBC brass were encouraged by that.  They want the show to succeed.

With Episode 4, “A Feast of Friends”, our show really found its voice.  Daniel and I have been beating that drum for a while.  Upcoming episodes 7, 8, and 9 are even more epic and twisted.  More Newcastle backstory as well as the introduction of the brujeria and a certain monster known as the invunche. (“American Gothic” fans will know what I’m talking about.)  Episode 13 brings back Papa Midnite and Corrigan.  You get the gist.

In the meantime, fans can thank NBC for their support of Constantine, while also sharing their enthusiasm for the series, via social media using the #SaveConstantine hashtag.

On Twitter they can tweet to @NBCConstantine and they can also comment on the show’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/Constantine.

And it’s not too late to bring new Hellblazers to the fold.  You can encourage new viewers to catch up on the series On Demand or at NBC.com, Hulu and other digital platforms.

#bastardmage!

The Babadook!

If you haven’t yet seen this film by Jennifer Kent, do so immediately.  It’s a psychological horror film, made on a shoestring.  And simply put: it’s the most terrifying film I’ve seen in a long, long time.  The acting is phenomenal, the writing and filmmaking acutely observed.  Jennifer is a real talent.

But even better, she and her partners have launched a crowdsourced campaign to actually manufacture the titular pop-up book from the film.

The Babadook

 

As a self-professed bibliophile, this was an instant must-have for me.

http://thebabadook.com

But if you do purchase the book, for God’s sake, don’t read it to your children. It’ll have them in therapy for years.

NEW YORK COMIC-CON 2014

I made a quick trip out to NYC in order to promote Season 3 of Da Vinci’s Demons and the upcoming premiere of Constantine.  Both panels were a blast.  We did a signing after Da Vinci and it was really gratifying to speak with so many Demons fans.  If you enjoyed Season 2, I think your proverbial socks will be blown off by Season 3, coming in March.  Thank you to everyone that attended the panels.

After a long day at the Javits, we ended up having an amazing Japanese dinner, complete with saki pairings.  Geoff Johns was in attendance, along with Matt Ryan and Angélica Celaya of Constantine and Da Vinci thespians Tom Riley, Blake Ritson, and Laura Haddock.  It’s rare to get so many disparate elements of one’s career cross-pollinating with one another, but in this instance success was achieved and we managed to close the place down.

Here’s Matt Ryan and Tom Riley, two of the most kind-hearted and talented dudes I’ve ever worked with.