Matt Ryan Cast as John Constantine in NBC Series!

Written by David S. Goyer (Batman Begins, Man of Steel) and Daniel Cerone (“The Mentalist”), NBC has officially ordered a pilot for “Constantine,” which will be helmed by The Descent‘s Neil Marshall.

Created by Alan Moore, Steve Bissette and John Totleben, John Constantine, a roguish magician/detective/conman, first appeared during the author’s run on “Swamp Thing” in 1985, receiving his own series, “Hellblazer,” under DC’s Vertigo imprint in 1988. That book ran for 300 issues before it was relaunched in DC’s “New 52” continuity as “Constantine” with a younger take on the antihero. It’s speculated that the latest incarnation of the character will serve as the building blocks for the TV series.

Keanu Reeves previously played the character on the big screen in Warner Bros.’ 2005 release Constantine, which was directed by Francis Lawrence (“The Hunger Games” films).

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