NBC shows off Matt Ryan as Constantine for new series
If you have been following the progression of NBC’s upcoming DC Comics’ adaptation of ‘Constantine’ then you know the show is moving along nicely and confirming the last of the major leads. Today NBC released the first image of ‘John Constantine,’ the title character for the series, wearing a trench-coat and tie.
We confirmed the role of Constantine (played by Matt Ryan) last month, the television series will be an adaptation of the popular Hellblazer graphic-novels. The series of course was also made into a film back in 2005, starring Keanu Reeves as the lead-role and failed overall to impress fans and critics.
Ryan is no stranger to current pop-culture enthusiasts, having lately taken the voice-role of Edward Kenway in Ubisoft’s open-world adventure game “Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag”.
Production on the series has already begun, the show has executive producers Daniel Cerone & David S. Goyer and director Neil Marshall on board for the NBC, Warner Bros. Television and DC Entertainment project.
“I’ve been a fan of John Constantine since he was first introduced in 1985. This Constantine, envisioned by Neil Marshall and embodied by Matt Ryan, looks like he sprang directly from the comics’ covers. Fans old and new are going to be in for a treat,” said executive producer David S. Goyer.
As for what you can expect in the series, NBC started that CONSTANTINE will follow the, “enigmatic and irreverent Liverpool con-man-turned-occult-detective” John Constantine, who is, “reluctantly thrust into the role of defending our world against dark forces from beyond.”
John Constantine has been a DC Comics staple since his first appearance as a supporting character in Swamp Thing in 1985. The character was subsequently featured in his own bestselling Hellblazer and Constantine comic book series.
The CONSTANTINE pilot is executive produced by Daniel Cerone (The Mentalist, Dexter) and David S. Goyer (The Dark Knight films, Man of Steel). Neil Marshall (The Descent, Game of Thrones) is directing from a teleplay by Daniel Cerone, with story by Daniel Cerone & David S. Goyer.