Mark your calendars, because the new TV series Constantine based on the Justice League Dark character will premiere on Friday, October 24, just in time for Halloween.
John Constantine was co-created by Watchmen’s Alan Moore back in 1985, and is a con man, magician, and occult detective who takes on demons and other hellish creatures. Despite his cynical attitude, he often seems to go out of his way to help people in need. The new Constantine is played by actor Matt Ryan, who you might recognize as the swashbuckling Edward Kenway from Assassin’s Creed IV.
Constantine isn’t the only new DC Comics TV show on the way. Fox will debut the Batman prequel series Gotham this fall, and the Arrow spin-off The Flash will run onto the airwaves around the same time.
Based on the wildly popular comic book series “Hellblazer” from DC Comics, seasoned demon hunter and master of the occult John Constantine (Matt Ryan, “Criminal Minds”) specializes in giving hell… hell. Armed with a ferocious knowledge of the dark arts and his wickedly naughty wit, he fights the good fight — or at least he did. With his soul already damned to hell, he’s decided to leave his do-gooder life behind, but when demons target Liv (Lucy Griffiths, “True Blood”), the daughter of one of Constantine’s oldest friends, he’s reluctantly thrust back into the fray – and he’ll do whatever it takes to save her. Before long, it’s revealed that Liv’s “second sight” — an ability to see the worlds behind our world and predict Supernatural occurrences — is a threat to a mysterious new evil that’s rising in the shadows. Now it’s not just Liv who needs protection; the angels are starting to get worried too. So, together, Constantine and Liv must use her power and his skills to travel the country, find the demons that threaten our world and send them back where they belong. After that, who knows… maybe there’s hope for him and his soul after all. The cast also includes Harold Perrineau and Charles Halford. Writer Daniel Cerone (“The Mentalist,” “Dexter”) serves as executive producer with David S. Goyer (“Man of Steel,” “The Dark Knight Rises”). “Constantine” is produced from Bonanza Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television. The show is based upon characters published by DC Entertainment.