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Constantine gets an October premiere date

06.02.2014

Antihero John Constantine is set to conjure up his own brand of cons and magic this fall on NBC and an exact date has now been provided. Mark your calendars for Friday October 24, at 10pm ET for the premier episode of CONSTANTINE. As we know, David Goyer is producing the show which features Matt Ryan as the titular character.

The trailer, which you can watch below, did a good job at quieting some naysayers who figured because the show was on NBC that it wouldn’t stay true to the comics tone.

Here's the series synopsis:

Based on the wildly popular comic book series “Hellblazer” from DC Comics, seasoned demon hunter and master of the occult John Constantine 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, 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. And 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.

While Friday night is not the greatest time slot, it will air after GRIMM so hopefully some fans of that show stick around to give CONSTANTINE the numbers it will need to survive. Other DC Entertainment shows coming trying out this fall include the Batman prequel series GOTHAM (watch the trailer) on Fox, IZOMBIE and THE FLASH (watch the trailer) on the CW. My Friday nights are looking better though; have you been watching HANNIBAL?  It's one of the best shows on TV and returns for season 3 next year.

Source: NBC

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