Constantine will bring John Constantine, the supernatural detective from the pages of Vertigo and DC Comics, to television screens this fall. Matt Ryan (Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior) dons the rain coat of the chain-smoking Brit first introduced by Alan Moore in Saga of the Swamp Thing in 1985 before getting his own series Hellblazer in 1988. The series also stars Lucy Griffiths (True Blood), Harold Perrineau (Lost) and Charles Halford (True Detective).
After securing an order for the series late last week, NBC released a teaser trailer to get fans excited. Check it out below!
Blond hair? Check. Tan raincoat? Check. Grumpy and British? Check and check! Forget everything you ever saw in the 2005 movie starring Keanu Reeves. This is John Constantine. While the name is the same, I can understand the network not wanting to slap the name Hellblazer on a prime time drama. (I, for one, am holding out hope for a Swamp Thing appearance at some point.)
Bonanza Productions is producing the series in association with Warner Bros. Television with writer and executive producer Daniel Cerone (Dexter) and executive producer David S.Goyer (Batman Begins) overseeing it.
Be sure to check out Constantine Fridays this fall on NBC!