Robert Rodriguez the film director and El Rey Networks owner has acquired off-network cable rights for all episodes of the cancelled series “Constantine” the DC comics property. El Rey, which already has a pretty strong pop culture filled line up of classic TV shows, horror movies and original programs like “From Dusk Till Dawn” TV Series, the newest lineup will be perfect additions to the budding network. This will not mean new shows for Constantine but fans will still be able to enjoy the first season of the show, while the DC character will be over helping Arrow on his show this coming season.
In a major multi-year deal with Warner Bros. Domestic TV Distribution. The network also acquired Almost Human, V: The Series, the V miniseries, Mortal Kombat: Conquest, Freddy’s Nightmares, The Twilight Zone (2002) and Night Visions.
Constantine and Almost Human will roll out in November.
Freddy’s Nightmares and Mortal Kombat also will show this year on El Rey, with the others premiering in 2016. Financial terms of the deal have not been disclosed.
Many Horror fans will be more than happy to see Freddy’s Nightmares a classic 80’s era horror show based on the iconic movies from Wes Craven. Unlike the Nightmare on Elm Street film series, Freddy’s Nightmares (from October 1988 until March 1990) had an anthology format, typically providing two standalone stories per episode, each one concentrating on new characters. Robert Englund appeared in every episode as Freddy Krueger, serving as host of the program but rarely becoming directly involved in the stories themselves.