NBC's 'Constantine' Conjures First Clip and Photos: "Are You in a Bit of Trouble, Love?"Kevin Fitzpatrick |
Mid yesterday NBC provided us with a first look at its forthcoming 'Constantine' series with a brand-new trailer (as well as its other questionable fall offerings), but let's go a little deeper, shall we? Meet the DC Comics demon-fighting detective in our first official premiere clip from NBC's 'Constantine,' along with a few new photos of the cast!
However brief and spooky, our first look at NBC's 'Constantine' calls back to one of the moments glimpsed in the trailer, as Constantine screeches up to Liv ('True Blood' star Lucy Griffiths) in his iconic cab (no sighting of Charles Halford's Manny, just yet), offering her protection from a forthcoming demon threat. The character's trademark sarcasm seems fully on display, but it remains to be seen exactly how much of the character will be kept in the final translation:
Meanwhile, here’s how NBC describes the series officially:
Based on the wildly popular comic book series “Hellblazer” from DC Comics, seasoned demon hunter and master of the occult John Constantine (Matt Ryan, “Criminal Minds”) specializes in giving hell… hell. Armed with a ferocious knowledge of the dark arts and his wickedly naughty wit, he fights the good fight — or at least he did. With his soul already damned to hell, he’s decided to leave his do-gooder life behind, but when demons target Liv (Lucy Griffiths, “True Blood”), the daughter of one of Constantine’s oldest friends, he’s reluctantly thrust back into the fray – and he’ll do whatever it takes to save her.
Before long, it’s revealed that Liv’s “second sight” — an ability to see the worlds behind our world and predict supernatural occurrences — is a threat to a mysterious new evil that’s rising in the shadows. Now it’s not just Liv who needs protection; the angels are starting to get worried too. So, together, Constantine and Liv must use her power and his skills to travel the country, find the demons 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 cast also includes Harold Perrineau and Charles Halford. Writer Daniel Cerone (“The Mentalist,” “Dexter”) serves as executive producer with David S. Goyer (“Man of Steel,” “The Dark Knight Rises”). “Constantine” is produced from Bonanza Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television. The show is based upon characters published by DC Entertainment.
You can also check out the first pilot photos of'Constantine' below, and tell us in teh comments what you think of NBC's new DC series, coming to Fridays this fall!