Yesterday, NBC released the first trailer and footage of their new television series Constantine.
The series is based off of the Hellblazer comics which were first published by DC Comics, before being moved to its subsidiary Vertigo Comics in 1993.
Most people who don’t read comics will recognize the name Constantine from the 2005 movie based on the same series. It starred Keanu Reeves as Constantine and adapted the “Dangerous Habits” story arc. The film was met with mixed to negative reception which led to the eventual development of the television series, instead of a movie sequel.Matt Ryan as John Constantine in NBC’s new Constantine series premiering this fall.
Producer and writer to the Constantine television series David S. Goyer has said that it will follow the source material more closely than the film did.
Matt Ryan the actor who will play Constantine, provided the voice of and motion capture for Edward Kenway in Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag.
NBC has already ordered a first season from the series, and will premiere it this fall exclusively on NBC.