10 Things We Know About the Constantine Pilot

Production is well underway on NBC’s pilot for “Constantine,” based on the infamous Vertigo/DC Comics character, and while things are pretty under wraps for the show, our very own Ryan Turek of Shock Till You Drop managed to get his hands on the script for the pilot and has laid out some interesting tid bits that he learned, including:

  • The pilot takes place in and around New York City (which I don’t think has been known about until now).
  • When we first find John, we learn he has voluntarily checked himself into a psychiatric clinic. He’s haunted by an incident in which he lost a 9-year-old girl to a demon who has dragged her soul to hell. This incident has a significant impact on his life and it’s hat is driving him. He checks himself out of the hosptial after six months to find something sinister is afoot in the realm of the supernatural.
  • John’s a clever wise-ass. His business card reads “Exorcist, Demonologist and Master of the Dark Arts,” but as he tells his doctor, he should replace “master” with “petty dabbler” because he hates to put on airs. He also doesn’t like to talk much about his past; he masks his emotions with wry humor

You can read the rest of Ryan’s list by clicking here! How does the “Constantine” pilot sound to you?

Set to star Matt Ryan as the titular character, “Constantine” will also feature Lucy Griffiths as Liv, Harold Perrineau as the angel Manny and Charles Halford as Constantine’s friend Chas. Written by Daniel Cerone (“The Mentalist”) from a story by Cerone and David S. Goyer, the pilot for “Constantine” is currently in production with The Descent and “Game of Thrones” director Neil Marshall at the helm.