If you thought the first Constantine trailer was light on the paranormal activity, the latest trailer–which appears to be an international trailer really–gives us a better glimpse at exactly what our troubled exorcist extraordinaire (Matt Ryan) will be up against when the series premieres this fall.
DC fanboys and fangirls will probably be more excited after getting a glimpse at what appears to be the helmet of Dr. Fate, which means that the showrunners might be looking for some continuity while expanding the DC universe on the telly.
Hell, I’m just excited for the show. I actually liked the Constantine movie starring Keanu Reeves, and have been meaning to read the series for some time because it’s right up my alley. Still, I think NBC may have a winning “Freaky Friday” combination this October with Grimm as a lead-in.
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.