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First Look At TV's New Constantine
Update: It's going to series

09 May 2014  |  Written by Owen Williams  |  Source: The Wrap

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Update: It's a good day for genre telly as, in addition to Agent Carter winning a series order and Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. scoring a second season, Constantine will become a series. No word yet on when it might make it over here.

As previously announced, Matt Ryan has the lead as the titular blue-collar mage in NBC's new Constantine TV series. Now, here's our first look at him in costume, and it's a get-up that should be pleasingly familiar to anyone au fait with the DC/Vertigo Hellblazer (and Swamp Thing) comics in which the character originally lurked.

Trenchcoat, tie, white shirt, blonde hair: it's practically a uniform, and damn close to the images (based on Sting, of all people) drawn by the likes of Rick Veitch, Steve Dillon, Glenn Fabry, Tim Bradstreet et al. The one thing that's missing is a cigarette, but there does seem to be some wispy smoke swirling around him from somewhere. As a notoriously duplicitous cove, maybe his pants are on fire.

Ryan, who has prior credits in Torchwood and The Tudors, is a Welshman rather than a Liverpudlian, but while we can't yet hear his Constantine, we'd say he's looking promising. He's certainly closer to source than the Keanu Reeves version from 2005.

Looking to find another success to sit alongside Smallville, Arrow and, they hope, Gotham, DC and Warner Bros. put DC go-to comics adapter David S. Goyer and showrunner Daniel Cerone to work on the pilot script. Neil Marshall - currently making something of a new name for himself in television following Game Of Thrones and Black Sails - is directing, and the signs are good that Constantine will develop beyond the pilot stage into a full series. Shooting is underway right now.


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The smoking is going to be a problem
Apart from Mad Men (can't remember who produces that show) I can't think of any show that shows smoking these days. I can see that being a problem when trying to get a series out of it. Shame as it's a big part of the character, still maybe I'm wrong and they'll include it. More

Posted by chris wootton at 13:32 on 09 May 2014 | Report This Post

@tommyinglis I totally Agree but I guess Supernatural "stole" the look More

Posted by Gazzabrook at 12:27 on 09 May 2014 | Report This Post

Not an afficienado of the comics...
...but you said Neil Marshall, so I'm in. More

Posted by hobbes3 at 14:27 on 14 March 2014 | Report This Post

He looks a lot younger than I imagined. Maybe not in age but Constantine from the G.N seemed a lot more world weary and beat down. This guy looks like he is just nipping down the shops for a packet of fags, silk cut obviously. Before anyone mentions "at least he is blonde" the film was pretty decent. It might not have captured the *cough* spirit of the comic but it was a decent film! Well apart from Shia as Chas. That was just weird!!! More

Posted by doug64 at 22:15 on 13 March 2014 | Report This Post

I do hope channel4 or some terrestrial channel airs this in the UK. And I also hope he hasn't been neutered for the mass-market. More

Posted by cliff126 at 20:10 on 13 March 2014 | Report This Post

Castiel!
This looks soooo much like Castiel from Supernatural. Yeah, I am aware this comic came first, but I'm always now gonna be comparing their looks forever more More

Posted by tommyinglis at 17:18 on 13 March 2014 | Report This Post

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