Sunday, October 8, 2017

CONSTANTINE Animated Web Series Conjures First Look at NYCC 2017

As John Constantine once said to Green Arrow...On with the show.

At New York Comic Con 2017, Warner Bros. TV released the first look at CW Seed's upcoming Constantine animated web series, based on the DC Comics character John Constantine and voiced once again by Constantine TV series actor Matt Ryan.

Armed with an arcane knowledge of the dark arts and a wicked wit, John Constantine fights the good fight.  With his soul already damned to hell, he’ll do whatever it takes to protect the innocent.  With the balance of good and evil on the line‎, Constantine uses his skills to face the supernatural terrors 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 CW Seed series is executive produced by David S. Goyer (The Dark Knight trilogy, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Constantine live-action series, Krypton), Greg Berlanti (The Flash, Arrow, Supergirl) and Sarah Schechter (Blindspot, Riverdale, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow).  The series is produced by Butch Lukic (Justice League Action, Batman Unlimited), written by J.M. DeMatteis (Justice League Dark, Batman vs. Robin) and directed by Doug Murphy (Justice League Action, Young Justice).

The three-minute first look opens with John's long-suffering mate Chas Chandler driving Constantine to a church and looking deeply concerned.

"Unconsecrated," reassures Constantine, referencing the demon blood coursing through his veins.  "Otherwise, I'd have a hard time setting foot in there.  And so would they."

Constantine lights up a smoke, something he was rarely allowed to do on the live-action series and senses something amiss.  "Oh, what's that bloody smell?" he asks.  "Smells like shit."

"Is this the thing that invited us?" asks a demon as a second two-headed demon steps into view.

"Yep, that'll be me," replies Constantine, looking distinctly unimpressed.

"Can it make good on its promise?" asks the two-headed demon.

Constantine drops his cigarette on the floor and rubs it out with his shoe.  "Oh, that.  That was a lie."

The group of five demons threatens Constantine, until an ancient-looking demon bursts through the church doors and thanks Constantine for the promised feast.

The ancient demon starts massacring the group of five demons, while Constantine merely watches and stays out of the bloody fray.  The ancient demon ends up pulverized, however, and one of the surviving five demons stops Constantine just he attempts to leave...

If you'd like to check out the first look, you can view it below thanks to the official Warner Bros. TV account on YouTube...

Constantine is expected to be released on CW Seed sometime in 2018.

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