The superhero take over of television is in full swing at the moment. Apart from Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Arrow hitting small screens, there’s a big wave of upcoming hero-based TV shows to look forward to. There has been quite a bit of hype regarding Netflix and their upcoming Marvel shows, not to mention Fox’s upcoming series Gotham, but NBC has now thrown their hat in the ring. Deadline has reported that the network has green-lit a pilot episode for Constantine, based on DC Comics’ John Constantine character.
The character, created by Alan Moore, Steve Bissette, and John Totleben, first appeared in Swamp Thing (vol. 2) #37 (June, 1985). John Constantine, whose visual appearance was based on singer Sting, is “an enigmatic and irreverent con man-turned-reluctant supernatural detective who is thrust into the role of defending us against dark forces from beyond.”
Many may remember Keanu Reeves’ interpretation of the character in the 2005 film Constantine, directed by Francis Lawrence (I Am Legend, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire).
The series will be written/executive produced by The Mentalist executive producer Daniel Cerone and David S. Goyer, the co-writer of The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises, Batman Begins, Man Of Steel and the upcoming Batman vs. Superman.