Will John Constantine Face Papa Midnite on TV?

papa midnite225Bleeding Cool, who has been on point with their "Constantine" coverage thus far, has learned who we might be seeing John Constantine going up against in his upcoming NBC TV series – none other than Papa Midnite. The site reports that the pilot will tell an origin for the character, and, should it be picked up for a full series, we'll see Constantine doing battle with Midnite a couple of times throughout the first season.

In addition, BC reports that one of the most famous locations from the "Hellblazer" comics, Ravenscar Psychiatric Hospital, will be used as a location in the series, which will be set primarily in New York City.

Created by Jamie Delano and John Ridgway in Hellblazer #1, Papa Midnite is an immortal mob boss who uses voodoo as his primary method of magic, necromancy in particular. He's faced off against John Constantine countless times throughout the original "Hellblazer" run and in the most recent "Constantine" series.

Set to star Matt Ryan as the titular character, "Constantine" is 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, and is expected to begin production in Atlanta, GA soon.