NBC Picks Up DC Comics' Constantine to Series

NBC has picked up the DC Comics drama Constantine to series, TV.com has learned.

Based on the popular comic series Hellblazer, Constantine stars Matt Ryan (Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior) as John Constantine, a demon hunter and master of the occult who finds himself having to save humanity from the dark forces that want to destroy us all.

Batman Begins' David S. Goyer will executive-produce the drama with writer Daniel Cerone (Dexter). Harold Perrineau, Lucy Griffiths, and Charles Halford also star.

Constantine joins the previously ordered Casey Wilson-Ken Marino comedy Marry Me, the Katherine Heigl CIA thriller State of Affairs, the Russian spy drama Allegiance, and the Traffic-esque drama Odyssey on NBC's 2014-2015 lineup.


Will you watch Constantine?


This article originally appears on TV Guide.com.

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May 10, 2014
Hey no arguments here. I'm glad Constantine has its own show. I'm starting to realize now that NBC is really maturing. Lol
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May 09, 2014
Will you watch Constantine?

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F Yeah
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May 09, 2014
A shame it didn't go to a decent network, guess this means it'll be PG rated and suck!
Oh well, was a good concept, i'll pass then.
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May 09, 2014
Ow... Happy to hear it, but it reminds me of a similar concept show - The Dresden Files - which had great characters, but was mistreated by Sci-Fi some years ago...
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May 09, 2014
Damn. Why did you have to go and remind me about The Dresden Files?

I'm a huge fan of the books, and I loved Paul Blackthorne in the role of Harry (though I think he should've had longer hair for the show); however, every time I remember how Sci-Fi (before it became SyFy) treated it... I get so angry.

:(
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May 09, 2014
I'll watch no matter how bad it is because it Constantine and I love that guy.
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May 09, 2014
A real good Constantine series need to be R-rated not on a network that will maybe replace the guns with water pistols!
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May 09, 2014
Very impressive, but I really hope it works and they don't screw it up, there are way too many avenues for them to utterly cock this up - it's NBC.
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May 09, 2014

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May 08, 2014
Will be interesting to see what NBC does with this.
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May 08, 2014
If it were on The CW or FX I would think it sounds awesome! But on NBC, all I can picture is something cheesy and poorly written like The Cape. Maybe they'll surprise us? One can hope....
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May 09, 2014
Personally, as much as I'm skeptical of how NBC will treat the show, because of the example set by Hannibal, I at least have a smidge of hope the suits will maybe take a 'hands off' approach with this too...If it were on the CW, my biggest fear would have been that Johnny would be a mid-20's to early 30's high school student embroiled in a love triangle between Satan & God while Zantana damn near simultaneously shows off both her sexy ass leggy-filled fishnets & screenshots of Windows 7 as the networks popular tune of the week (available for purchase on iTunes) plays in the background
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May 09, 2014
Fair point about The CW! :)
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May 08, 2014
you mean a DC property didn't go to The DC Network... I mean.. CW? I'll probably check it out though.
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May 09, 2014
Gotham = Fox
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May 08, 2014
I love Hellblazer & hate the New52 & NBC, so I'm simply hoping for the best & expecting the worst from Constantine, that way, it can either be everything I hoped for, or not as bad as I expect..

Besides, It's always wise to set the bar really low when it comes to major network expectations
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May 08, 2014
That looks promising. I'll sure check it out. I wonder what Constantine would be like if it were on the CW. I mean, judging by the new Flash's apparent age... Would he be 17 and in high school of Hell?
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May 10, 2014
I haven't been checking up with things recently, they're seriously making the Flash in high school? Unless he's planning on meeting Dick Grayson and joining the Titans...
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May 10, 2014
No, not in high school. Barry Allen is sothing like a forensic assistant, still a junior member of Central City crime lab, but not in high school. But the new Flash is very young and he looks around 20. I'm not sure he's old enough to drink...
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May 08, 2014
And David S. Goyer is involved in Da Vinci's Demons, so this should be good.
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May 09, 2014
Oooh! What about his best work ever? Kickboxer 2: The Road Back ;)

Actually, don't get too excited. his track record isn't really that good. for every -one- good thing he's written, he has -two- that sucked
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May 09, 2014
I haven't seen any of those, so that doesn't say much to me. All I know is that Da Vinci's Demons is quite good.
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May 09, 2014
Yep. Da Vinci's Demons is a fun little romp, innit? :)
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May 09, 2014
3 words: Blade the Series
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May 08, 2014
Sure as I expect it to just follow Grimm....I actually will give it a chance (any word that it is strictly a thirteen order or anything so we can have a hint as to Hannibal?)
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May 08, 2014
I would have liked a cable station to pick this up instead of a network but I will watch the few episodes.
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May 08, 2014
I liked the movie more than most. Just don't make it procedural and I think I'm in.
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May 08, 2014
I enjoyed it also. Granted his character wasn't exactly faithful to the comics, but it was still a good watch.
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May 09, 2014
I knew the character was a comic based. But I know nothing of how Constantine was portrayed. So I have nothing to compare it to.
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May 10, 2014
I hadn't read the Hellblazer comics before watching it, so I was in the same boat.
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May 08, 2014
The pilot I am watching for sure... This could be really good or a total embarrassment... I hope the former...
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