Most of us will be familiar with the name Constantine, if not for the comic book then at least for the Keanu Reeves movie. As we know NBC is busy with the first season of a Constantine series.
Production is already on the go, and we already have our first trailer..and it looks fantastic!! According to the series writer and producer, David Goyer (Batman Begins, Man of Steel) stated that the adaptation is going to follow the comic book more than the movie did and reveals a few other cool things that fans will be happy to hear.
Here’s a quick synopsis:
Based on the wildly popular DC Comics series “Hellblazer,” 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, “Robin Hood”), 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. The cast also includes Harold Perrineau and Charles Halford.
We’re definitely going to get our share or demons, possessions and exorcisms. Hell yeah!:
We also get our first real look at Matt Ryan as John Constantine. We were sceptical about the casting, but it does seem like Matt may pull it off. We still wonder how the show will handle the chain-smoking Constantine on screen.