Thursday, May 8, 2014

CONSTANTINE Picked Up by NBC for Fall 2014

This fall is going to be absolutely fantastic for DC Comics/VERTIGO fans.

In addition to earlier news, The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that NBC has picked up the supernatural drama series Constantine for their fall schedule.  Constantine joins other DC Comics/VERTIGO properties Gotham (Fox), The Flash and iZombie (The CW) that were also picked up this week, in addition to The CW's Arrow, which was renewed for a third season.

Based on the comic book series Hellblazer, Constantine explores the world of John Constantine (Matt Ryan), "a working-class Londoner with deadpan humor who is a mysterious conman and occult detective
 haunted by the recent loss of a young girl's soul. No stranger to the dark underworld that exists parallel to our own, Constantine has been studying the dark arts since he was a teenager. He's taught himself spells, rituals, curses and conjuring, but the one person he most wishes to see -- his mother, who died giving birth to him -- remains out of reach, at least so far. When Liv, the daughter of a late friend, is targeted by demons, Constantine steps in to save her and the two form an alliance."

In addition to Ryan, Constantine will feature the following cast members...

Lucy Griffiths as Liv Parsons, a young woman who works at a rental car facility, gets caught up in John's world when she discovers something is after her.  Liv's deceased father, Jasper, knew John and John owes a debt to him.

Harold Perrineau as Manny, an authoritative angel assigned to watch over Constantine who has the power to step into other people’s bodies, and although he is meant only to observe, Manny will not hesitate to help out if he can save a life.

Charles Halford as Chas, Constantine’s oldest friend and staunch companion who possesses powerful survival skills that might possibly be supernatural.

Constantine is expected to debut on NBC sometime this fall.

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