[TV] “Constantine” Show Coming To NBC

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Hot off the heels of FOX’s announcement of “Gotham” NBC has announced an series based on Constantine from Daniel Cerone & David Goyer.

Original story from Deadline:

Warner Bros. TV and DC Comics are on a roll this development season with a third high-profile project. “Constantine”, a drama based on the characters in DC Comics’ John Constantine stories, has sold to NBC with penalty. It is written/executive produced by The Mentalist executive producer Daniel Cerone and David S. Goyer, the go-to writer for Warner Bros.’ feature DC adaptations. 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.

John Constantine, who first appeared in 1985 as a recurring character in the horror series The Saga Of The Swamp Thing, was created by Alan Moore, Steve Bissette and Jamie Delano. He was portrayed by Keanu Reeves in the 2005 feature Constantine and is rumored to be featured in the Justice League Dark feature Warner Bros. has in the works with Guillermo del Toro.

Constantine joins Warner Bros. TV/DC’s The Flash at the CW, a spinoff from hit Arrow, and a Gotham City/Commissioner Gordon drama at Fox, which has a series commitment. WME-repped Goyer has co-written The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises, Batman Begins, Man Of Steel and the upcoming Batman vs. Superman. On TV, he is the creator/executive producer of Starz’s Da Vinci’s Demons. WME-repped Cerone is the creator/executive producer of Canadian drama Motive, which aired on ABC this summer and is awaiting a second-season renewal.

I for one am rather excited. Given the talent involved and the recent success of NBC’s “Hannibal” we could get a dark, moody television series on one of the best comic book characters DC has ever produced. Big week for the company. Sound off about how you feel in the comments.

 
Source: Deadline
  • GambitOfDesires

    It might be obvious to want James Marsters as Constantine, but I really want James Marsters as Constantine.

    • dirtyghettok

      Definitely… This…

  • brandonb

    I could see this show being like “The Following” meets “Supernatural”. Keep it dark, keep some mystery, and add all the monsters.

    Looking forward to this show already, being that I am a fan of the comics.

    • Lonmonster

      God, I hope it’s nothing like The Following.

      • brandonb

        The idea I tried to explain was a darker version of Supernatural, basically.

        Only reason I said “The Following” was because it was dark, and it felt different then all the rest of the shows on television now somehow.

    • horrorgasm

      I was a fan of the comics too, until they killed him off and canceled them and replaced him with a PG-13 superhero version, which is what this show will be modeled after.

      • horrorgasm

        I mean hell, I’ll still at least give it a chance when it comes out, but I’m not going to get my hopes up.

  • Hippie Of Death

    I hope they Noir the fuck out of this series

    • Jimbus_Christ

      Hope so too. This really has the potential to be incredible if approached with a really dark sensibility.

  • Erebus Dirge

    Lets just hope they respect the source material this time and have it set in the UK.