Here's the First (Boring) Image from NBC's Constantine

By Tim Surette

Mar 13, 2014

Allow me to be totally honest with you: All I know about Constantine is that it's on Keanu Reeves' IMDB page. But from what I understand, Constantine is a comic-book character of relative popularity, and that's enough for NBC to make a pilot based on the conman-turned-detective-of-the-occult. However, there are a couple reasons to be excited about the project: David S. Goyer (The Dark Knight films) and Daniel Cerone (The Mentalist) are producing the pilot, which will be directed by small-budget action specialist Neil Marshall (Game of Thrones' "Blackwater," Black Sails).

And because comic-to-TV-adaptations are all the rage right now and fans of the genre are a discriminating bunch, NBC has released the first picture of actor Matt Ryan (Layer Cake) as the occult detective. Judge away!

That was exciting! For comparison's sake, here's one of the Hellblazer comic covers featuring John Constantine:

Well? What did you think? 

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  • Tvking00 Mar 15, 2014

    I need to see a trailer before I judge, this picture isn't doing it for me.

  • 671993 Mar 14, 2014

    I'm sorry but to me Keanu is just irreplaceable.

  • CarolineEmili Mar 14, 2014

    Guy Pearce from M;emento would have been better but this one is ok, too. I hope they get the dialogues right!!

  • scyfymum2 Mar 14, 2014

    so is this a definate going ahead or are they making a pilot & may or may not get picked up? I am curious. Little nervous we are going down the too many superhero/comic book road like the vampire overcrowded road.

  • LOST-TWD-PP-GOT Mar 14, 2014

    I really hope this show is like the comics. It's on NBC, so i have my doubts. But i'll try to give it, a half a dozen episodes to see. Now if AMC, HBO, or FX would just make a Punisher tv series, i'd be really happy.

  • Irishtrees Mar 13, 2014

    Looks like someone mated Doctor Who with Castiel from Supernatural.

  • Marburg66 Mar 13, 2014

    The reason why you're reminded of Castiel is because Kripke based Cas's appearance off of John C.

  • Kerkesh Mar 13, 2014

    There is no reason why this wouldn't work and if this picture isn't in parr with the comics, we still have to wait to see something more substantial to judge,

  • MichelPilgrim Mar 13, 2014

    I loved the Movie!

  • rabbani1200 Mar 13, 2014

    isnt this the new commercial from hollister and abercrombie and bitch..... "Hello, reception...i need my trenchcoat fluffed with swan feathers and when is my next appointment for my third facial this week? I told you i wanna keep the Beverly Hills 90210 haircut....."

  • paper-kay Mar 13, 2014

    A PG-13 Constantine for teenage girls? They ran out of Beauty and the Beast episodes?

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