Well, this is one way to #SaveConstantine.
The Hollywood Reporter has word that Matt Ryan, who recently starred as DC Comics/VERTIGO character John Constantine on the short-lived (but fondly remembered) NBC series Constantine, will reprise the role on an upcoming episode of the CW series Arrow.
According to the article, Constantine will appear in "Haunted," the fifth episode of Arrow's fourth season and will "provide valuable support to Oliver (Stephen Amell) when arrows just won't suffice."
"We are thrilled to have Matt Ryan reprise the role of John Constantine on an upcoming episode of Arrow," said Arrow executive producer Marc Guggenheim in a statement. Matt is an incredibly talented actor and his portrayal of this beloved character was always something we admired. The introduction of magic and mysticism on the show this season has provided a truly organic opportunity for us to bring John Constantine to Arrow and the CW’s DC universe. It will be a well-deserved tip of the hat to all the Constantine fans who were so incredibly supportive of that series."
This announcement comes after Amell offered to guest-star on Constantine if the drama were to see a second season, wherever it ended up. Ryan responded to the idea with enthusiasm and said that it would be a "real pleasure to explore these guys' dynamic."
Ryan took to his official Twitter account, confirming his upcoming appearance and thanking fans...
The Arrow episode "Haunted" should air on The CW on Wednesday, November 4, 2015.The Trench Coat is being dusted off. #Constantine #Arrow @CW_Arrow @amellywood looking forward to it. #thisfall pic.twitter.com/fROWx4RJ9o— Matt Ryan (@mattryanreal) August 11, 2015