Constantine Gets Picked Up by NBC
And it looks like comic book based television shows are going to be flooding the airwaves this fall. NBC has announced they’ve picked up Constantine based on the DC Comics series. Constantine stars Matt Ryan as detective John Constantine, as well as Sons of Anarchy‘s Harold Perrineau; True Blood‘s Lucy Griffiths, and True Detective‘s Charles Halford.
Here’s the full description from NBC:
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.
Also announced today as being picked up by The CW were television shows based on iZombie and The Flash, two more DC Comics properties. Arrow, another one of their properties currently airs on The CW. Also picked up was Gotham on Fox and Ronin has been mentioned to be coming to SyFy.