NBC’s ‘Constantine’ TV Adaptation Ordered to Series, Official Plot Revealed
It’s been a good day for TV comic adaptations. Following The CW’s official orders of ‘The Flash’ and ‘iZombie,’ Warner Bros. is adding another to the plate. NBC’s ‘Constantine‘ has officially been given the series green light, adapting the supernatural detective to live action for a second incarnation.
Information is still pouring in for the moment, so it remains to be seen if the newest ‘Constantine’ adaptation will mean anything ominous for other series on the slate (cough, ‘Hannibal‘). For those unfamiliar, ‘Constantine’ stars Matt Ryan as DC comics icon John Constantine, previously brought to life (sort of) by Keanu Reeves in a 2005 adaptation.
Here’s how NBC describes the series:
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.
More will come in the next few hours and days, but what say you? Are you excited to see what NBC’s ‘Constantine’ can bring to the DC character when the series premieres next season?