Constantine Gets Series Order at NBC

In the wake of Fox’s “Gotham” pick up and the very recently announced “The Flash” and “iZombie” series orders at The CW comes a fourth DC Comics-based TV pilot which has been brought up to series – “Constantine”  at NBC. Here’s their official description of the series:

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.

Also starring Harold Perrineau as the angel Manny and Charles Halford as Constantine’s friend Chas, “Constantine” is executive produced by Daniel Cerone (“The Mentalist,” “Dexter”) with David S. Goyer (Man of Steel). Cerone wrote the pilot episode which was directed by The Descent‘s Neil Marshall. Check back here for future updates on the series, which is expected to air this fall.