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DC bringing Constantine to NBC

Sep. 27, 2013by: Kevin Woods

John Constantine, the cynical, chainsmoking paranormal detective popularized in the "Hellblazer" comics (and portrayed by Keanu Reeves in the 2005 film CONSTANTINE) is headed for the small screen in "Constantine", coming to NBC with David S. Goyer (BATMAN BEGINS) and Daniel Cerone ("The Mentalist") onboard to pen the script.

The character first appeared in Alan Moore's "The Saga of the Swamp Thing", which was co-created by Steve Bissette and Jamie Delano. The long-running comic was adapted into the 2005 feature film starring Keanu Reeves and is rumored to be featured in the JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK feature Warner Bros. has in the works with Guillermo del Toro.

Constantine centers on John Constantine, an enigmatic and irreverent con man-turned-reluctant supernatural detective who is thrust into the role of defending us against dark forces from beyond.

I've never cracked open the comic and, quite honestly, I can barely remember seeing the 2005 film CONSTANTINE, so I'm not sure if the material seems right for network television, but with Goyer onboard my hopes are high.

Extra Tidbit: Are you a fan of Constantine/Hellblazer? How do you feel about it coming to the small screen?
Source: Deadline

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6:50PM on 09/27/2013
This would be successful on a HBO/Showtime network, not NBC
This would be successful on a HBO/Showtime network, not NBC
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1:54PM on 09/27/2013

It will be 100% better as a series than as a movie.

The comics are very episodic. I just hope they don't mess this up and leave out actual villains. Agents of Shield is horrible already and has the agents going up against a corporation that creates bad guys instead of using already well known ones. The Gotham show with young Jim Gordon will suck because its Gordon vs mafia people. Arrow sucks because its all pretty boy vs made for tv villains. I want a real comic book show that uses comic book villains. Constantine better be going up against
The comics are very episodic. I just hope they don't mess this up and leave out actual villains. Agents of Shield is horrible already and has the agents going up against a corporation that creates bad guys instead of using already well known ones. The Gotham show with young Jim Gordon will suck because its Gordon vs mafia people. Arrow sucks because its all pretty boy vs made for tv villains. I want a real comic book show that uses comic book villains. Constantine better be going up against Nergal at one point. We better see Swamp Thing and Zatanna too.
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7:52AM on 09/27/2013
I feel it'd make a great series.
I feel it'd make a great series.
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