This year seems to be the year of the DC Comics TV shows. The CW’s Arrow has been renewed for a third season, The Flash and iZombie have been ordered to series, Fox has ordered Gotham for a full season, and NBC has picked up Constantine. Needless to say, comic book fans are eager to get even the slightest peak at what’s in store for their favorite characters on the small screen.
Last week, Fox premiered the first trailer for Gotham shortly after they announced the show’s pick up. So, naturally, NBC decided to follow the same formula and release the first teaser for the upcoming series, Constantine, which you can view below.
To be honest, I don’t know too much about the character of John Constantine or the acclaimed series from which he came, but, I do know that this show looks a hell of a lot better than the 2005 Keanu Reeves film of the same name. But, I feel that it’ll really have to compete with Arrow, The Flash, and Gotham this fall if it wants to survive, and it’ll have to be more than the excitement of seeing a comic book character on the screen, a few horror scenes, and some flimsy dialogue to keep it afloat (Thankfully it’s premiering on a network where a show like Grimm is popular). Not only that, but it’ll have to compete with Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Agent Carter.
If Constantine plays it’s cards right, it could send it’s competitors straight to hell. I’m sorry. I couldn’t resist.
For those of you who may not know what this series is, here is the official synopsis for it from NBC.com:
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.