Constantine leads a bloody double cross in a trailer for new animated show

Last Updated on July 30, 2021

John Constantine certainly has been making headlines these past few days. Recently, it was announced that Matt Ryan's version of the character will appear in a two-episode arc on LEGENDS OF TOMORROW, spanning episodes 9 and 10, which is set chronologically after the events of his Arrow stint. Additionally, Legends executive producer Phil Klemmer hinted to The Hollywood Reporter that the show will embrace the character's canon-in-the-comics bisexuality by saying, "We knew that an alienated, chain-smoking, bisexual, world-weary demonologist would feel right at home among our Legends." DC's Hellblazer might have had his solo live-action show prematurely cancelled, but it appears as if plenty is about to be "coming up Milhouse" for the suave slayer of things that go bump in the night.

In following along with recent Constantine news, the character is also getting his own animated show courtesy of the CW's digital off-shoot, CW Seed. Last week, the first footage premiered at New York City Comic-Con, and the result is a ferocious mess in all the best of ways. As you can see, the show looks to not be afraid of allowing expletives to fly in addition to showcasing some righteous carnage that's bound to satisfy fans with a penchant for demonic blood lust.

Matt Ryan will provide the voice of Constantine for the animated show, which will be presented in five to six 10-minute-long episodes via CW Seed. David S. Goyer, Greg Berlanti, and Sara Schecter will executively produce the new animation with J.M. DeMatteis (JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK) on writing duties and Doug Murphy (YOUNG JUSTICE) set to direct.

Here's the official synopsis:

Armed with an arcane knowledge of the dark arts and a wicked wit, he fights the good fight. With his soul already damned to hell, he’ll do whatever it takes to protect the innocent. With the balance of good and evil on the line?, Constantine uses his skills to face the supernatural terrors 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 CONSTANTINE animated series will conjure up a January 2018 debut.

Source: JoBlo

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Born and raised in New York, then immigrated to Canada, Steve Seigh has been a editor, columnist, and critic since 2012. He started with Ink & Pixel, a column celebrating the magic and evolution of animation, before launching the companion YouTube series Animation Movies Revisited. He's also the host of the Talking Comics Podcast, a personality-driven audio show focusing on comic books, film, music, and more. You'll rarely catch him without headphones on his head and pancakes on his breath.