Friday, 9 May 2014

NBC greenlit CONSTANTINE series, adaptation of the DC comic

Constantine, the adaptation of the popular, long-running DC Comics series Hellblazer, has survived pilot season and been ordered to series by NBC.  The character has been around since 1988, and was adapted into a surprisingly good movie in 2005.  This new take on the character (played by Matt Ryan) has him working as a supernatural detective protecting the world from dark forces, so its ideal for the mystery-of-the-week plot that networks prefer but also open to season-long arcs.  Daniel Cerone (Dexter) and David Goyer (Man of Steel) will serve as executive producers, although I imagine Cerone will handle the day-to-day showrunning duties since Goyer is the de facto coordinator of the DC movie universe.  I have high hopes for the series, and at the very least, NBC will probably give it some time to breathe.  Now I’m curious to see if they’ll keep him a chain-smoker.  It would be kind of funny if NBC said no to smoking, but continued to say yes to the spectacularly gory shit that goes down on Hannibal.

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