The look of the animation blends with what fans have already seen from Vixen and The Ray, which have already premiered on and been announced by CW Seed, respectively.
The image is pretty basic, featuring some of the same runes that adorned most of the live-action Constantine's promotional art. While series star Matt Ryan will return from that show (he also guest-starred on Arrow in the role and played the part in the upcoming Justice League Dark animated movie), it's perhaps notable that the logo is different from the live-action show.
Elements like the logo, music, and other trappings of the original show not directly owned by DC Entertainment may change to suit the new network.
"Actors don't generally like to revisit their own filmed performances, but I really enjoyed watching the episodes myself because Constantine is such a bold, outright character – both to play and to watch," Ryan recently said. "He's this brilliant ball of wisecracking, chain-smoking street magic – and it's so much fun exploring his fascinating, dark world of torment and mystery."
The series originally also starred Angelica Celaya, Charles Halford, and Harold Perrinault, although it's not clear whether any of those characters will return or even if the animated series will deal with the same "rising darkness" that the live-action series did.
Ryan is currently appearing in The Halcyon, a drama set at a posh British hotel at the height of World War II, which has driven speculation that he was finished with the character of Constantine -- at least for now -- in live action.
Constantine was cancelled after one season at NBC, with good reviews and a die-hard fanbase not being able to save it from middling ratings and a huge budget. There were attempts to find it a home on other networks -- most notably on The CW, where series star Matt Ryan guest-starred on Arrow last season as John Constantine -- but they failed and ultimately cast and crew contracts lapsed.0comments
The show then went to el Rey for a while, and while it was exclusive there it wasn't available for purchase digitally, which drove fans to get even more eager about the possibility of a DVD or Blu-ray release, launching a petition and social media campaign.
The fans have been somewhat quieter since the show arrived on the free-to-stream service CW Seed, which briefly gave some hope that the character might return in some form on The CW. It's since been made available digitally again for purchase. In October, the series came to Blu-ray and DVD.