DC Comics And NBC Have Cast Their “Constantine”

February 23, 20140 Comments

THR reports that actor Matt Ryan (Criminal Minds) has been cast as the titular character in NBC‘s upcoming series based on the Hellblazer graphic novel CONSTANTINE.

Constantine’ centers on master of the occult John Constantine, who struggles with his faith as he is haunted by the sins of his past and is suddenly thrust into the role of defending humanity from the gathering forces of darkness.

John is described as a working-class Londoner with deadpan humor who is a mysterious conman and occult detective
 haunted by the recent loss of a young girl’s soul. No stranger to the dark underworld that exists parallel to our own, Constantine has been studying the dark arts since he was a teenager. He’s taught himself spells, rituals, curses and conjuring, but the one person he most wishes to see — his mother, who died giving birth to him — remains out of reach, at least so far. When Liv, the daughter of a late friend, is targeted by demons, Constantine steps in to save her and the two form an alliance.

The series will be written by Daniel Cerone (Dexter) and screenwriter David S. Goyer (The Dark Knight trilogy) will executive produce. Neill Marshall (Game of Thrones, Dog Soldiers) will direct the pilot for Warner Bros. Television.

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