NBC Orders Pilot for Constantine Series

Jason McDonald

It’s exciting to live in a world where comic books are cool again.  It seems like it wasn’t too long ago that comic book readers were viewed as some kind of social pariah.  And now look at us, reigning supreme as kings! Okay, it hasn’t come that far, but still, it’s a friendly climate.  And now comic books are extending their reach on television with a new series based around “Constantine.”

DC and NBC have announced today that they are teaming up to create a pilot based around the Vertigo/DC anti-hero John Constantine.  Readers might remember that there was a movie about the character in 2005 which starred Keanu Reeves.  It was a decent movie, but a poor adaptation of the comic character.

Development of a script will begin shortly with David Goyer (“The Dark Knight”) and Daniel Cerone (“Dexter”) set to handle the writing duties.  The series is based around the character of John Constantine who is a con-man turned occult detective.  Constantine was based in London, but there’s no word on whether or not the TV series will follow suit.



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      1. Jason Farrell January 14, 2014 at 12:24 am

        I want SWAMP THING!! Omfg, then he could meet and fight Jason Voorhees, passing outtttt….

      2. Joe Esparza January 14, 2014 at 12:32 am

        What channel syi fi chiller

      3. Efren Villa January 14, 2014 at 12:39 am

        Will Keanu be back too?

      4. Ron Sales January 14, 2014 at 12:43 am

        Wouldnt mind seeing a sequel with Reeves!

      5. Velvet Rein January 14, 2014 at 1:05 am

        Ash Morgan

      6. Chris Bates January 14, 2014 at 1:50 am

        whaaaat! cool!

      7. Marigen Beltran January 14, 2014 at 2:00 am

        is this one going to be like the comic or the movie

      8. Marvin Seaburg January 14, 2014 at 2:23 am


      9. Ash Morgan January 14, 2014 at 3:15 am

        Ain’t gonna be good

      10. Ash Morgan January 14, 2014 at 3:25 am

        To add. If its not in london and Constantine isnt British, its not going to be good. Also it looks like the DC version not the Vertigo.

      11. Brian Santistevan January 14, 2014 at 7:13 am

        NBC will water it down to much ….give it to a cable Chanel who give it a bit more justice , look at the show Grimm ….not exactly exciting .

      12. RJ De Wit January 14, 2014 at 9:36 am

        No, no no no no no. Have you guys even read Hellblazer? John Constantine is a brit, not a lame american.

      13. Woody Pecker January 14, 2014 at 11:57 am


      14. Chelle Lerator January 14, 2014 at 11:12 pm

        Another series ruined by NBC