According to Entertainment Weekly, NBC has given a series order to the DC adaptation Constantine for the 2014-2015 TV season. The series will follow the exploits of John Constantine (Matt Ryan), a supernatural con-man who defends our world from the dark forces that wish to take it over.
The series will be based on the comic Hellblazer from Vertigo, as well as the new Constantine title from DC. The property was also adapted into a movie in 2005, starring Keanu Reeves. The pilot for the series was directed by Neil Marshall, who was also behind the famous “Blackwater” episode of Game of Thrones. If you need any more convincing that Constantine is a show to keep your eye on, here is the official description of the series:
Constantine: 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.
The cast also includes Harold Perrineau and Charles Halford. Writer Daniel Cerone (“The Mentalist,” “Dexter”) serves as executive producer with David S. Goyer (“Man of Steel,” “The Dark Knight Rises”). “Constantine” is produced from Bonanza Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television. The show is based upon characters published by DC Entertainment.