Fall TV Preview

Arrow to Get a Visit From Constantine

Constantine on Arrow

Oliver Queen may be getting a little help from Constantine.

Matt Ryan will bring his titular demon hunter from the cancelled NBC series to The CW’s Arrow, the network announced Tuesday at the Television Critics Association summer press tour in Beverly Hills.

“It’s a great one-shot episode,” CW President Mark Pedowitz said. Following the panel, Pedowitz teased that “a character will get resurrected” during the installment.

“We are thrilled to have Matt Ryan reprise the role of John Constantine on an upcoming episode of Arrow,” co-showrunner Marc Guggenheim said 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.”

When last we saw Matt Ryan’s trenchcoat-wearing “exorcist, demonologist and master of the dark arts,” he had determined that the brujeria were behind The Rising Darkness… and then we learned that one of his alleged allies was actually working against him.

Arrow returns Wednesday, Oct. 7 at 8/7c.


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