The first major bit of news on NBC's forthcoming 'Constantine' TV series broke with the announcement that 'Criminal Minds' Matt Ryan would take the role of the iconic DC demon fighter, and now our new 'Hellblazer' has a supporting cast. 'LOST' and 'The Matrix' franchise star Harold Perrineau has joined in an important new role, along with 'True Blood' star Lucy Griffiths and 'True Detective' player Charles Halford in a role familiar to comic book fans.
It wasn't until late Friday night that NBC's forthcoming David Goyer-scripted 'Constantine' pilot had a face to its title character, but it seems the demon-fighting detective may already have his villain as well. New details of NBC's 'Constantine' TV series have emerged, including a major baddie of the first season, none other than comic character Papa Midnite!
Normally we'd expect Friday nights reserved for the likes of such run-off news as 'Space Jam 2,' but it seems NBC doesn't mind keeping its new 'Constantine' in the dark, so to speak. Welsh actor Matt Ryan has landed the title role in David Goyer's DC pilot for NBC, but what else have we learned about the demon fighting detective?
We were excited to learn that the TV superheroes trend turned toward adapting DC's 'Hellblazer' for a 'Constantine' TV series on NBC, even more so when the network officially committed to a pilot installment. Now, the network tapped a familiar 'Game of Thrones' director to helm the comic book adaptation, while a few new casting details emerged, as well.
Just hours after FOX further enticed DC fans with details of its forthcoming 'Gotham' TV series, another dark DC hero has gained momentum with his own TV adaptation. NBC's David S. Goyer-produced 'Constantine' TV series has been given an official pilot order, getting us one step closer to the 'Hellblazer' adaptation we've always wanted to see.
Late the other night we were shocked to learn that Warner Bros. and DC Comics had successfully negotiated the Batman prequel spinoff series 'Gotham' for a FOX order, compounding the existence of The CW's 'Arrow' and its potential 'Flash' spinoff, but it seems they weren't quite through yet. Classic DC supernatural hero John Constantine will conjure up his own NBC series as well, produced by David S. Goyer!