Seems like DC Comics properties are being snapped up quick sharp this week! Following the announcement that Fox has picked up Gotham for a full season, and The Flash and iZombie have received identical treatment from The CW, NBC has commissioned a full season of DC’s much-loved Constantine.
Based on the Hellblazer series, the show will revolve around its titular hero, John Constantine. Demon hunter supreme, Constantine struggles with his faith while he battles a host of otherworldly beasties. If it rings a bell and you’ve not picked up one of the comics, you’ll be thinking of the Keanu Reeves flick from back in 2008, also based on the same series.
Matt Ryan headlines as Constantine, with Harold Perrineau, Charles Halford and Lucy Griffiths set to co-star. David S. Goyer (Man Of Steel) and Daniel Cerone (Dexter) are to tackle producing duties for the series, which is set to air later this year.
Check out NBC’s official synopsis for an in-depth look at what’s in store:
Based on the wildly popular comic book series “Hellblazer” from DC Comics, seasoned demon hunter and master of the occult John Constantine (Matt Ryan, “Criminal Minds”) specializes in giving hell… hell. Armed with a ferocious knowledge of the dark arts and his wickedly naughty wit, he fights the good fight — or at least he did. With his soul already damned to hell, he’s decided to leave his do-gooder life behind, but when demons target Liv (Lucy Griffiths, “True Blood”), the daughter of one of Constantine’s oldest friends, he’s reluctantly thrust back into the fray – and he’ll do whatever it takes to save her. Before long, it’s revealed that Liv’s “second sight” — an ability to see the worlds behind our world and predict supernatural occurrences — is a threat to a mysterious new evil that’s rising in the shadows. Now it’s not just Liv who needs protection; the angels are starting to get worried too. So, together, Constantine and Liv must use her power and his skills to travel the country, find the demons that threaten our world and send them back where they belong. After that, who knows… maybe there’s hope for him and his soul after all.
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Source: The Hollywood Reporter