THR writes that the NBC’s adaptation of DC Comics’ “Constantine” is moving forward with the network handing out an official pilot orders!
The drama “Constantine” hails from “DaVinci’s Demons” showrunner David S. Goyer, who will pen the script alongside “The Mentalist” EP Daniel Cerone for Warner Bros. Television. NBC first picked up the drama with a script plus penalty commitment in September.
Based on the Hellblazer graphic novels, the “Constantine” series “centers on master of the occult John Constantine, who is struggling with his faith as he is haunted by the sins of his past but is suddenly thrust into the role of defending humanity from the gathering forces of darkness.”
The character first appeared in Alan Moore’s “The Saga of the Swamp Thing,” which was co-created by Steve Bissette and Jamie Delano. The long-running comic was adapted into a 2005 feature film starring Keanu Reeves.