NBC’s DC Comics adaptation “Constantine” has found its leading man as THR writes that “Criminal Minds” alum Matt Ryan is near a deal to star in the drama based on the “Hellblazer” graphic novels.
“‘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.”
“Dexter’s” Daniel Cerone will pen the script with Batman Begins‘ David Goyer attached to executive produce. Neill Marshall (“Game of Thrones”, Dog Soldiers, Doomsday) will direct the pilot for the Warner Bros. Television drama.