[TV] “Constantine” Trailer Will Send You to Hell!

Constantine

WAKE UP!

It was announced last week that NBC had given a series order to “Constantine,” the DC Comics/Warner Bros. TV adaptation starring Matt Ryan as the chain-smokin’ title character.

As a Mother’s Day treat, NBC released a 3-minute long promo trailer for the fantasy vehicle “about occult master and demon hunter John Constantine, who is tasked with defending humanity from the forces of evil.

I was impressed with the trailer as it features some awesomely creepy footage, and it’s got a clear arc and hook. Although, it really bothers me that he doesn’t smoke, which is weird because I can’t stand smoking. I guess he truly is a modern day Constantine?

Harold Perrineau Jr., Lucy Griffiths and Charles Halford co-star. Daniel Cerone and David S. Goyer exec produce.

The project is based on the “Hellblazer” comic book series. It has already been adapted into the 2005 feature film starring Keanu Reeves.

  • Ltg1998

    That looks…interesting, both stupid/good, I would like to see a new slasher show, like the cheesy (but fun) ‘harpers island’
    I will check it out but I hope it doesn’t turn out like ‘sleepy hollow’ which was fun in the first few episodes and turned into a predictable mess later.

    • Weresmurf

      Really? Though I felt Sleepy hollow went a bit meh in the middle, I felt the final 3 episodes really ramped up brilliantly, mainly due to John Nobles *outstanding* performance.

      • Ltg1998

        Oh, now I wish I would have stuck around for those episodes, i ended up stopping cause of too many shows, not enough space for the dvr, and having taken a break from it for a month.
        Maybe I will start it up again.

        • Weresmurf

          It’s worth it, like I said, it dips and goes a little dull, but John Noble is definitely worth sticking around for. It’s got me excited for where they will go for season 2 that’s for sure.

  • Blanka Li

    I’m a major Constantine fan and I hate that this is on NBC. They’ll simply make it a comfortable weekly visit for the knuckle dragging mouth breathers that still watch broadcast television. Broadcast television shoves everything off screen into a sound effect and the (coarse) language becomes censor-tip-toeing gobbledygook. I wish it were on AMC, FX or some other cable outlet.

    • Weresmurf

      Yeah… because they dulled down Hannibal right? Right………….right? O_o

  • K-Dogg

    I don’t like the look of this at all, don’t care for the leading guy (and isn’t he supposed to make this show work, don’t like him). And why does this need a Rachel Weisz look-alike! we are going to focus on her storyline that looks like crap….hey! I’ve only seen a small tv spot, but even the small early buzz and spots for Sleepy Hollow had me hooked, and I was hoping this would be as good. I don’t know, I’ll watch the first few, but keeping my hopes very low.

  • a very British hamster

    Too bad nbc will probably cancel this too,,,

  • MinaDoll7

    Aww mannnn, why can’t Warner Bro. just let Guillermo Del Toro make Justice League Dark?! I know it’s a TV series but I can’t get satisfied with the effects and the side story of that girl

  • Charlie Kelly

    cheesy or not, I cannot wait for this.

  • Thirty

    It feels like someone pressed the Supernatural cookie cutter into the Hellblazer universe.

    Hopefully, it’s something more than that.

  • ThunderDragoon

    That looks really freakin’ awesome. I could see this becoming my new favorite show easily. We’ll see how it actually comes together, though.

  • http://doomas10 doomas10

    This looks very promising however, I think it is not very different than the (underrated) film adaptation. I love Constantine’s character and I am glad that now he is British. But I think the trailer revealed pretty much everything! Still hyped for this!

    • Dr. Storm Crow

      I just wish he smoked:(

      • http://doomas10 doomas10

        He is not smoking?!? Nooooooooooooo