NBC picks up Constantine TV series plus new image and synopsis
Agent Carter isn't the only comic book TV show getting a series order. NBC's Constantine has also been picked up, and a new image and synopsis have been released for the upcoming series as well. Matt Ryan will play the cynical occult detective in Constantine, and Lucy Griffiths, Harold Perrineau and Charles Halford will also star in the new series from David Goyer and The Mentalist showrunner Daniel Cerone. Behind the camera for the pilot will be DOG SOLDIERS and CENTURION director Neil Marshall.
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Here's the new synopsis:
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.
Constantine might not end up being as close to the comics as some people would like, but it does look as if it'll be more like the source material than the Keanu Reeves movie. I still wish Constantine was on a different network, however I'm digging everything I've seen so far for NBC's new series, and definitely want to check it out. Although there's no word on when Constantine might premiere, I think there's a good chance NBC will begin airing episodes of their new show this fall.