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If you thought television was a safe haven from comic book adaptations, you are about to get hit with some sobering reality. With Arrow, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and The Walking Dead all lighting up the ratings, studios are looking to bring even more comics to the small screen. Now you can add a television adaptation of DC’s Constantine to the list. According to Variety, NBC has ordered a pilot for a potential series based on the comic, which will be produced by David Goyer (Batman Begins).
The original Constantine comic book series, titled Hellblazer, was a landmark for DC’s Vertigo division. In the comics, John Constantine is a con man with a connection to the supernatural world who goes around battling horrors from the beyond the darkness. It was later adapted into a movie, simply titled Constantine, starring Keanu Reeves.
There is no word yet if the series will take its inspiration from the iconic Hellblazer series or DC’s recently relaunched Constantine book, which is more toned down than the original. Either way, comic books will soon be all over your TV until the next overwhelming fad comes along. It's best to get used to it.