NBC have just released their first trailer for upcoming television show; Constantine, and it looks pretty epic. Constantine is a supernatural detective/ demon hunter, from the DC comic series, Hellblazer. I’ve personally never read any of the comics, which I’m instantly starting to regret, but I did see the Constantine feature film, starring Keanu Reeves. While a lot of people argue that the 2005 movie did the character no justice whatsoever, I actually really enjoyed the storyline, so if the show is going to be even better (and it’s looking promising) then I will be a very happy bunny.
The series will star Matt Ryan as John Constantine, alongside Harold Perrineau and Lucy Griffiths. Daniel Cerone, writer of television show Dexter, has provided the script, while David S. Goyer (Man of Steel, The Dark Knight Rises) is set to produce. I’m not certain on a release date, but the show will air Friday nights, alongside popular TV series Grimm.
An official synopsis has been released;
‘Based on the wildly popular DC Comics series “Hellblazer,” seasoned demon hunter and master of the occult John Constantine specializes in giving hell… hell. Armed with a ferocious knowledge of the dark arts and his wickedly naughty wit, he fights the good fight — or at least he did. With his soul already damned to hell, he’s decided to leave his do-gooder life behind, but when demons target Liv, the daughter of one of Constantine’s oldest friends, he’s reluctantly thrust back into the fray – and he’ll do whatever it takes to save her. Before long, it’s revealed that Liv’s “second sight” — an ability to see the worlds behind our world and predict supernatural occurrences — is a threat to a mysterious new evil that’s rising in the shadows. Now it’s not just Liv who needs protection; the angels are starting to get worried too. So, together, Constantine and Liv must use her power and his skills to travel the country, find the demons that threaten our world and send them back where they belong. After that, who knows… maybe there’s hope for him and his soul after all. The cast also includes Harold Perrineau and Charles Halford.’
What do you guys think? Is the show going to be a better representation of the comic, or just another flop? Check out the trailer below..