“You mean I’m gonna be famous?” ©DC
So first it was Jim Gordon getting his own TV series called Gotham. Now, the next DC Comics character to get a solo TV gig of his own is John Constantine a.k.a. Hellblazer. The NBC TV series is driven by (him again?) Man of Steel and Batman trilogy co-writer David S. Goyer, as well as The Mentalist executive producer Daniel Cerone.
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.
Not everyone will be familiar with the Vertigo comic starring the hard drinking, chain-smoking British occult detective, but you might just remember Constantine (2005), starring um, Keanu Reeves. Using magical powers that no one else possesses, Hollywood transformed the sarcastic Cockney into a Los Angeles exorcist.
Keanu reflected on the crimes he had committed against geekdom. ©DC
In any case, the new Constantine TV series is rumoured to be part of the “Dark DCU” Universe being tinkered with by Pacific Rim director Guillermo del Toro. Personally, I think Tim Roth would be great for the role, even if he is an Abomination.
Source: Comics Beat
What do you think of the new Constantine TV series? Who would be your ideal John Constantine?
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