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[[caption-width-right:350: He's back!]]

''Constantine: City of Demons'' is an animated reboot of Creator/{{NBC}}'s cult show ''Series/{{Constantine}}'' [[note]]which itself is an adaptation of ''ComicBook/{{Hellblazer}}''[[/note]] for CW Seed.

Ever since John had his [[Recap/ArrowS4E5Haunted guest appearance]] on ''Series/{{Arrow}}'', after his show's premature cancellation, there have been constant rumors that Creator/TheCW would revive the NBC series; however this seemed unlikely due to legal complications that forbade Constantine from appearing again after his episode on ''Arrow''; for one reason or another, those restrictions were later lifted.

The new show has a format similar to ''WesternAnimation/{{Vixen}}'' with five or six episodes that are ten minutes long. It premiered on March 24th, 2018 with Creator/MattRyan once again voicing the character. Contrary to initial reports, it is ''not'' in the [[Series/{{Arrowverse}} same continuity]] as the live-action show, but rather the New 52-based [[WesternAnimation/DCUniverseAnimatedOriginalMovies direct-to-DVD universe]], in which Constantine debuted in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueDark''.

!! Tropes:
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* AdaptedOut: John's cohorts in Newcastle, Ritchie Simpson, Gary Lester, and Anne-Marie Flynn are nowhere to be seen. [[spoiler: Although, Ritchie ''does'' has a good excuse for not being around, having been offed in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueDark'']]
* AdvertisedExtra: See those creepy demons behind John in that poster up there? Besides the Chernobog-looking guy in the back, every one of them dies in ''the first footage from the show we ever saw.''
* AlternateContinuity: Rather than being set in the Series/{{Arrowverse}}, it's instead set in the [[WesternAnimation/DCUniverseAnimatedOriginalMovies Animated New 52 Universe.]] For starters, the Newcastle Crew is adapted out and Chas is made to be a fellow Brit instead of American and is clean-shaven.
* ArtisticLicenseLaw: In the first episode, John and Chas meet in a bar, with the former leisurely smoking cigarettes in the booth. As of 2007, smoking has been banned in all enclosed spaces in the United Kingdom, including bars.
* BloodierAndGorier: Than the NBC series, by a massive degree.
* DarkerAndEdgier: Unlike the NBC series, CW Seed doesn't have to worry about FCC or network guidelines. Amongst other things John is free to smoke as much as he wants, and there's more swearing, violence, and gore. John can also interact with actual demons (which would've been infeasible on a broadcast budget).
* DerivativeDifferentiation: Astra's damnation to Hell is quite different from the live-action show; in the show Constantine and his Newcastle Crew were trying to exorcise a demon from her that went horribly wrong when he summoned a powerful demon, Nergal to banish it and instead it took Astra to hell. Here she was being used as conduit in dark magic rituals by her abusive father. Constantine thoroughly disgusted by it, summoned Nergal to teach her dad and his cultists a lesson, but since Constantine failed to produce the binding seal the demon went rampant. John didn't have the help from his crew, instead it was just him and Chas.
* InkSuitActor: As is the norm for the CW Seed animated series. Notably, Constantine's design is the same one from ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueDark''.
* NextSundayAD: A newspaper from the third episode depicts the series as taking place in late October 2018; the first season was released in late March 2018.
* RoleReprisal: Matt Ryan is back playing John Constantine and is the third media adaptation of the character to be played by him.
* SummonBiggerFish: Essentially, John's logic to summon Nergal in this continuity.
* TrailersAlwaysLie: The press release made it sound like the animated show would be in the same continuity of the the live-action one. In reality it's in the continuity of the animated New 52 films.
* TruerToTheText: Taking advantage of the lack of FFC regulations, the show is more in-line with the original comics. For starters Astra's situation being a victim of her abusive dad is much closer to the comics (albeit in the a different way; here she's being used as unwitting victim for her dad's magic rituals, in the comics he was sexually assaulting her by forcing her to be part of orgies with his friends), than in the live-action show where she was just a little girl who had the misfortune to be possessed by a demon and John chose the wrong time to be a show off.
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[[quoteright:350:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/tumblr_inline_p64dok1xg11vdmuuj_540.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350: He's back!]]

''Constantine: City of Demons'' is an animated reboot of Creator/{{NBC}}'s cult show ''Series/{{Constantine}}'' [[note]]which itself is an adaptation of ''ComicBook/{{Hellblazer}}''[[/note]] for CW Seed.

Ever since John had his [[Recap/ArrowS4E5Haunted guest appearance]] on ''Series/{{Arrow}}'', after his show's premature cancellation, there have been constant rumors that Creator/TheCW would revive the NBC series; however this seemed unlikely due to legal complications that forbade Constantine from appearing again after his episode on ''Arrow''; for one reason or another, those restrictions were later lifted.

The new show has a format similar to ''WesternAnimation/{{Vixen}}'' with five or six episodes that are ten minutes long. It premiered on March 24th, 2018 with Creator/MattRyan once again voicing the character. Contrary to initial reports, it is ''not'' in the [[Series/{{Arrowverse}} same continuity]] as the live-action show, but rather the New 52-based [[WesternAnimation/DCUniverseAnimatedOriginalMovies direct-to-DVD universe]], in which Constantine debuted in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueDark''.

!! Tropes:
----
* AdaptedOut: John's cohorts in Newcastle, Ritchie Simpson, Gary Lester, and Anne-Marie Flynn are nowhere to be seen. [[spoiler: Although, Ritchie ''does'' has a good excuse for not being around, having been offed in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueDark'']]
* AdvertisedExtra: See those creepy demons behind John in that poster up there? Besides the Chernobog-looking guy in the back, every one of them dies in ''the first footage from the show we ever saw.''
* AlternateContinuity: Rather than being set in the Series/{{Arrowverse}}, it's instead set in the [[WesternAnimation/DCUniverseAnimatedOriginalMovies Animated New 52 Universe.]] For starters, the Newcastle Crew is adapted out and Chas is made to be a fellow Brit instead of American and is clean-shaven.
* ArtisticLicenseLaw: In the first episode, John and Chas meet in a bar, with the former leisurely smoking cigarettes in the booth. As of 2007, smoking has been banned in all enclosed spaces in the United Kingdom, including bars.
* BloodierAndGorier: Than the NBC series, by a massive degree.
* DarkerAndEdgier: Unlike the NBC series, CW Seed doesn't have to worry about FCC or network guidelines. Amongst other things John is free to smoke as much as he wants, and there's more swearing, violence, and gore. John can also interact with actual demons (which would've been infeasible on a broadcast budget).
* DerivativeDifferentiation: Astra's damnation to Hell is quite different from the live-action show; in the show Constantine and his Newcastle Crew were trying to exorcise a demon from her that went horribly wrong when he summoned a powerful demon, Nergal to banish it and instead it took Astra to hell. Here she was being used as conduit in dark magic rituals by her abusive father. Constantine thoroughly disgusted by it, summoned Nergal to teach her dad and his cultists a lesson, but since Constantine failed to produce the binding seal the demon went rampant. John didn't have the help from his crew, instead it was just him and Chas.
* InkSuitActor: As is the norm for the CW Seed animated series. Notably, Constantine's design is the same one from ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueDark''.
* NextSundayAD: A newspaper from the third episode depicts the series as taking place in late October 2018; the first season was released in late March 2018.
* RoleReprisal: Matt Ryan is back playing John Constantine and is the third media adaptation of the character to be played by him.
* SummonBiggerFish: Essentially, John's logic to summon Nergal in this continuity.
* TrailersAlwaysLie: The press release made it sound like the animated show would be in the same continuity of the the live-action one. In reality it's in the continuity of the animated New 52 films.
* TruerToTheText: Taking advantage of the lack of FFC regulations, the show is more in-line with the original comics. For starters Astra's situation being a victim of her abusive dad is much closer to the comics (albeit in the a different way; here she's being used as unwitting victim for her dad's magic rituals, in the comics he was sexually assaulting her by forcing her to be part of orgies with his friends), than in the live-action show where she was just a little girl who had the misfortune to be possessed by a demon and John chose the wrong time to be a show off.
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* AlternateContinuity: From the Series/Arrowverse. For starters, the Newcastle Crew is adapted out and Chas is made to be a fellow Brit instead of American and is clean-shaven.

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* AlternateContinuity: From Rather than being set in the Series/Arrowverse. Series/{{Arrowverse}}, it's instead set in the [[WesternAnimation/DCUniverseAnimatedOriginalMovies Animated New 52 Universe.]] For starters, the Newcastle Crew is adapted out and Chas is made to be a fellow Brit instead of American and is clean-shaven.


* AlternateContinuity: From the live-action show. For starters, the Newcastle Crew is adapted out and Chas is made to be a fellow Brit instead of American and is clean-shaven.

to:

* AlternateContinuity: From the live-action show.Series/Arrowverse. For starters, the Newcastle Crew is adapted out and Chas is made to be a fellow Brit instead of American and is clean-shaven.

Added DiffLines:

* AdvertisedExtra: See those creepy demons behind John in that poster up there? Besides the Chernobog-looking guy in the back, every one of them dies in ''the first footage from the show we ever saw.''


* AlternateUniverse: From the live-action show. For starters, the Newcastle Crew is adapted out and Chas is made to be a fellow Brit instead of American and is clean-shaven.

to:

* AlternateUniverse: AlternateContinuity: From the live-action show. For starters, the Newcastle Crew is adapted out and Chas is made to be a fellow Brit instead of American and is clean-shaven.

Added DiffLines:

* BloodierAndGorier: Than the NBC series, by a massive degree.


* DerivativeDifferentiation: Asta's damnation to Hell is quite different from the live-action show; in the show Constantine and his Newcastle Crew were trying to exorcise a demon from her that went horribly wrong when he summoned a powerful demon, Nergal to banish it and instead it took Astra to hell. Here she was being used as conduit in dark magic rituals by her abusive father. Constantine thoroughly disgusted by it, summoned Nergal to teach her dad and his cultists a lesson, but since Constantine failed to produce the binding seal the demon went rampant. John didn't have the help from his crew, instead it was just him and Chas.

to:

* DerivativeDifferentiation: Asta's Astra's damnation to Hell is quite different from the live-action show; in the show Constantine and his Newcastle Crew were trying to exorcise a demon from her that went horribly wrong when he summoned a powerful demon, Nergal to banish it and instead it took Astra to hell. Here she was being used as conduit in dark magic rituals by her abusive father. Constantine thoroughly disgusted by it, summoned Nergal to teach her dad and his cultists a lesson, but since Constantine failed to produce the binding seal the demon went rampant. John didn't have the help from his crew, instead it was just him and Chas.


The new show has a format similar to ''WesternAnimation/{{Vixen}}'' with five or six episodes that are ten minutes long. It premiered on March 24th, 2018 with Creator/MattRyan once again voicing the character. Contrary to initial reports, it is ''not'' in the [[Series/{{Arrowverse}} same continuity]] as the live-action show, but rather the New 52-based [[WesternAnimation/DCUniverseAnimatedOriginalMovies direct-to-DVD universe]], in which Constantine appeared in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueDark''.

to:

The new show has a format similar to ''WesternAnimation/{{Vixen}}'' with five or six episodes that are ten minutes long. It premiered on March 24th, 2018 with Creator/MattRyan once again voicing the character. Contrary to initial reports, it is ''not'' in the [[Series/{{Arrowverse}} same continuity]] as the live-action show, but rather the New 52-based [[WesternAnimation/DCUniverseAnimatedOriginalMovies direct-to-DVD universe]], in which Constantine appeared debuted in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueDark''.



* TrailersAlwaysLie: The press release made it sound like the animated show would be in the same continuity of the the live-action one. In reality it's in own continuity.

to:

* TrailersAlwaysLie: The press release made it sound like the animated show would be in the same continuity of the the live-action one. In reality it's in own continuity.the continuity of the animated New 52 films.


* AdaptedOut: John's cohorts in Newcastle, Ritchie Simpson, Gary Lester, and Anne-Marie Flynn are nowhere to be seen. [[spoiler:Although, Ritchie has an excuse for not being around, having been offed in WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueDark]]

to:

* AdaptedOut: John's cohorts in Newcastle, Ritchie Simpson, Gary Lester, and Anne-Marie Flynn are nowhere to be seen. [[spoiler:Although, [[spoiler: Although, Ritchie ''does'' has an a good excuse for not being around, having been offed in WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueDark]]''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueDark'']]


* AdaptedOut: John's cohorts in Newcastle, Ritchie Simpson, Gary Lester, and Anne-Marie Flynn are nowhere to be seen.
* AlternateUniverse: From the live-action show. For starters the Newcastle Crew is adapted out and Chas is made to be a fellow Brit instead of American, and is clear shaven.

to:

* AdaptedOut: John's cohorts in Newcastle, Ritchie Simpson, Gary Lester, and Anne-Marie Flynn are nowhere to be seen.
seen. [[spoiler:Although, Ritchie has an excuse for not being around, having been offed in WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueDark]]
* AlternateUniverse: From the live-action show. For starters starters, the Newcastle Crew is adapted out and Chas is made to be a fellow Brit instead of American, American and is clear shaven.clean-shaven.



* SummonBiggerFish: Essentialy, John's logic to summon Nergal in this continuity.

to:

* SummonBiggerFish: Essentialy, Essentially, John's logic to summon Nergal in this continuity.


* TruerToTheText: Taking advantage of the lack of FFC regulations, the show is more in-line with the original comics. For staters Astra's situation being a victim of her abusive dad is much closer to the comics (albeit in the a different way; here she's being used as unwitting victim for her dad's magic rituals, in the comics he was sexually assaulting her by forcing her to be part of orgies with his friends), than in the live-action show where she was just a little girl who had the misfortune to be possessed by a demon and John chose the wrong time to be a show off.

to:

* TruerToTheText: Taking advantage of the lack of FFC regulations, the show is more in-line with the original comics. For staters starters Astra's situation being a victim of her abusive dad is much closer to the comics (albeit in the a different way; here she's being used as unwitting victim for her dad's magic rituals, in the comics he was sexually assaulting her by forcing her to be part of orgies with his friends), than in the live-action show where she was just a little girl who had the misfortune to be possessed by a demon and John chose the wrong time to be a show off.


''Constantine: City of Demons'' is an animated reboot of Creator/{{NBC}}'s cult show [[Series/{{Constantine}} of the same name]] for CW Seed.

Ever since John had his [[Recap/ArrowS4E5Haunted guest appearance]] on ''Series/{{Arrow}}'', after his show's premature cancellation, there have been constant rumors that Creator/TheCW would revive the NBC series; however this seemed unlikely due to legal complications that forbade Constantine from appearing again after his episode on Arrow; for one a reason or another those restrictions are now lifted.

The new show will have a format similar to ''WesternAnimation/{{Vixen}}'' with five or six episodes that are ten minutes long. It premiered on March 24th, 2018 with Creator/MattRyan once again voicing the character. Contrary to initial reports, it is ''not'' in the same continuity of the live-action show but rather the New 52 based Animated Direct To DVD Universe, in which Constantine appeared in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueDark''.

to:

''Constantine: City of Demons'' is an animated reboot of Creator/{{NBC}}'s cult show [[Series/{{Constantine}} ''Series/{{Constantine}}'' [[note]]which itself is an adaptation of the same name]] ''ComicBook/{{Hellblazer}}''[[/note]] for CW Seed.

Ever since John had his [[Recap/ArrowS4E5Haunted guest appearance]] on ''Series/{{Arrow}}'', after his show's premature cancellation, there have been constant rumors that Creator/TheCW would revive the NBC series; however this seemed unlikely due to legal complications that forbade Constantine from appearing again after his episode on Arrow; ''Arrow''; for one a reason or another another, those restrictions are now were later lifted.

The new show will have has a format similar to ''WesternAnimation/{{Vixen}}'' with five or six episodes that are ten minutes long. It premiered on March 24th, 2018 with Creator/MattRyan once again voicing the character. Contrary to initial reports, it is ''not'' in the [[Series/{{Arrowverse}} same continuity of continuity]] as the live-action show show, but rather the New 52 based Animated Direct To DVD Universe, 52-based [[WesternAnimation/DCUniverseAnimatedOriginalMovies direct-to-DVD universe]], in which Constantine appeared in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueDark''.

Added DiffLines:

* SummonBiggerFish: Essentialy, John's logic to summon Nergal in this continuity.


The new show will have a format similar to ''WesternAnimation/{{Vixen}}'' with five or six episodes that are ten minutes long. It premiered on March 24th, 2018 with Creator/MattRyan once again voicing the character. Contrary to initial reports, it is ''not'' in the same continuity of the live-action show but rather the New 52 based Animated Direct To DVD Universe, in which Constantine appeared in ''WesternAnimation/{{JusticeLeagueDark}}''.

to:

The new show will have a format similar to ''WesternAnimation/{{Vixen}}'' with five or six episodes that are ten minutes long. It premiered on March 24th, 2018 with Creator/MattRyan once again voicing the character. Contrary to initial reports, it is ''not'' in the same continuity of the live-action show but rather the New 52 based Animated Direct To DVD Universe, in which Constantine appeared in ''WesternAnimation/{{JusticeLeagueDark}}''.''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueDark''.


The new show will have a format similar to ''WesternAnimation/{{Vixen}}'' with five or six episodes that are ten minutes long. It premiered on March 24th, 2018 with Creator/MattRyan once again voicing the character. Contrary to initial reports, it is ''not'' in the same continuity of the live-action show but rather a complete reboot.

to:

The new show will have a format similar to ''WesternAnimation/{{Vixen}}'' with five or six episodes that are ten minutes long. It premiered on March 24th, 2018 with Creator/MattRyan once again voicing the character. Contrary to initial reports, it is ''not'' in the same continuity of the live-action show but rather a complete reboot.the New 52 based Animated Direct To DVD Universe, in which Constantine appeared in ''WesternAnimation/{{JusticeLeagueDark}}''.

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