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NBC Developing Series Based on DC's John Constantine

September 27, 2013  |  11:20am
NBC Developing Series Based on DC's John Constantine

And…here’s another one…

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Man of Steel scribe David S. Goyer and The Mentalist executive producer/writer Daniel Cerone will write the pilot script for an upcoming NBC show based on DC Comics’ supernatural sleuth John Costantine

A charismatic former conman whose cynical British demeanor masks a mastery of sorcery, the character first appeared in Alan Moore’s celebrated The Saga of the Swamp Thing in 1985. The character was then subsequently given his own long-running series, Hellblazer, beginning in 1988 (several of the best stories from that run can be found here), which has since continued into The New 52’s Constantine. The comics were later adapted into the 2005 feature film Constantine, which starred Keanu Reeves as the titular character.

Constantine joins a slate of previously announced DC Comics TV properties that includes the CW’s Arrow spin-off, Flash as well as Fox’s Batman-free, Gotham-based police procedural.

Presumbably, Reeves will not be represing his role from the film. This new adaptation will sorely miss his “whoa” face.

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