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 Post subject: Constantine Season 1
PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 2013 1:39 am 
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DC Comics' Constantine Heads to NBC

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September 26, 2013

Following news earlier this week that Fox has a Batman-inspired "Gotham" television series in the works comes word, via The Hollywood Reporter, that DC Comics' John Constantine is also headed to the small screen. David S. Goyer (Batman Begins, Man of Steel) and Daniel Cerone ("The Mentalist") will provide the script for an NBC pilot, "Constantine".

Created by Alan Moore, 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 appears that the new series will serve as the primary basis for the pilot.

The Constantine character was also brought to the big screen with a 2005 film directed by Francis Lawrence and starring Keanu Reeves. Earlier this year, Guillermo del Toro confirmed that he was working on a script based on DC's "Justice League Dark," (tentatively titled Dark Universe) that would include John Constantine as a character. As to how that film winds up being affected by these new television plans remains to be seen.

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 Post subject: Re: DC Comics' Constantine Heads to NBC
PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2014 8:56 pm 
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NBC Orders Constantine Pilot

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January 13, 2014

Deadline is now reporting that NBC has ordered a pilot for "Constantine," based on the DC Comics/Vertigo character. Written by David S. Goyer (Batman Begins, Man of Steel) and Daniel Cerone ("The Mentalist"), it's thought that the new series will use the character's "New 52" series as its basis.

The series joins "Arrow," "The Flash," and "Gotham," as another DC comics based televsion series.


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 Post subject: Re: DC Comics' Constantine Heads to NBC
PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2014 4:10 am 
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So, how is this going to work considering the character is supposed to be part of Del Toro's Justice League Dark movie?...


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 Post subject: Re: DC Comics' Constantine Heads to NBC
PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2014 5:40 am 
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Probably the same way Smallville connected to the Man of Steel movie or how Arrow is most likely not connecting to any future Green Arrow movie appearances.

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 Post subject: Re: DC Comics' Constantine Heads to NBC
PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2014 6:35 am 
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Yeah,... that was meant as a rhetorical... Like with Arrow it just seems like such a wasted opportunity to make sure people are aware that these characters exist in the same world...


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 Post subject: Re: DC Comics' Constantine Heads to NBC
PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2014 12:32 pm 
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NBC Chairman Talks Tone of the Constantine TV Series

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Jan 20, 2014

It was announced last week that NBC has officially ordered a pilot for "Constantine," based on the DC Comics/Vertigo character. Though we know the script for the series has been written by David S. Goyer (Batman Begins, Man of Steel) and Daniel Cerone ("The Mentalist"), it was still unclear how dark the series will be. In an interview with IGN, NBC chairman Robert Greenblatt spoke about the show's tone and what we can expect from the supernatural elements.

"I don't know the DC comic very well, but there is dark, interesting stuff in it, but it’s also got some witty banter. It's a fun tone, although the supernatural stuff is scary."

When asked if the "Constantine" series might at some point cross over with the other DC Comics-based series, including "Arrow" and "The Flash" at The CW and "Gotham" at Fox, Greenblatt replied: "Cross-network is really hard. It's hard enough to do it within your network. I think let us see how the pilot goes before we answer that question!"

Created by Alan Moore, 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.


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 Post subject: Re: DC Comics' Constantine Heads to NBC
PostPosted: Tue Jan 21, 2014 5:39 am 
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Its never a good sign when someone in charge says, "I'm not really familiar with the source material, but it looks like it has good humor and scary bits" ....

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 Post subject: Re: DC Comics' Constantine Heads to NBC
PostPosted: Tue Jan 21, 2014 11:53 am 
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Its never a good sign when someone in charge says, "I'm not really familiar with the source material, but it looks like it has good humor and scary bits" ....

^^This.

Then again, I'm not really familiar with the source material either. :P

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 Post subject: Re: DC Comics' Constantine Heads to NBC
PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 1:15 pm 
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The Descent’s Neil Marshall to Direct Constantine Pilot

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Jan 31, 2014

It was just two weeks ago that NBC announced they had ordered a pilot for David Goyer and Daniel Cerone's ("The Mentalist") script for "Constantine," a series based on the DC Comics/Vertigo character, and now Deadline reports that director Neil Marshall will step behind the camera and bring the pilot to life.

Marshall is no stranger to supernatural stories having directed the cult hit Dog Soldiers, along with The Descent, Doomsday and Centurion, as well as two episodes of Starz's "Black Sails" and HBO's "Game of Thrones."

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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 Post subject: Re: DC Comics' Constantine Heads to NBC
PostPosted: Sun Feb 02, 2014 12:34 pm 
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New Details on NBC’s Constantine Surface

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Feb 02, 2014

Bleeding Cool is reporting that they've learned a couple of things about the upcoming "Constantine" TV series including that the titular character will not only be blonde but will also retain his British heritage, like his comic book basis. The previous incarnation of John Constantine, as played by Keanu Reeves in the 2005 film, did away with both of those things, so should these rumors prove true, fans will likely be delighted. Check back here for official confirmation on these details​ in the future.

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


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 Post subject: Re: DC Comics' Constantine Heads to NBC
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Matt Ryan Cast as John Contantine in NBC Series!

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Feb 21, 2014

Deadline is reporting that Welsh actor and former "Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior" star Matt Ryan has been cast as the title character in NBC's upcoming pilot "Constantine." Little is known about the plot for the upcoming series, but the site also mentioned the following, which gives us a glimpse of what to expect: "When the daughter of a late friend is targeted by demons, Constantine steps in to save her."

Written by David S. Goyer (Batman Begins, Man of Steel) and Daniel Cerone ("The Mentalist"), NBC has officially ordered a pilot for "Consantine" 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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 Post subject: Re: DC Comics' Constantine Heads to NBC
PostPosted: Wed Feb 26, 2014 12:29 pm 
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Will John Constantine Face Papa Midnite on TV?

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Feb 26, 2014

Bleeding 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.


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 Post subject: Re: DC Comics' Constantine Heads to NBC
PostPosted: Wed Mar 05, 2014 12:33 pm 
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NBC’s Constantine Adds Three More to Its Cast

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Deadline reports that three more have joined the cast of NBC's "Constantine" pilot including Lucy Griffiths ("True Blood"), Harold Perrineau ("LOST") and Charles Halford ("True Detective").

Griffiths will play the role of Liv, the daughter of a former friend of Constantine's who is targeted by demons. Her character is described as "an offbeat young woman tired of her ordinary life who comes to discover that she has the ability of seeing the supernatural world among us, which makes her a key player in the battle between good and evil."

Perrineau will play the role of Manny, Constantine's literal guardian angel with the ability to step into other people's bodies, a similar ability to that of DC's Deadman, while Halford will take on the role of Chas, who is described as Constantine's "oldest friend and staunch companion."

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.


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 Post subject: Re: DC Comics' Constantine Heads to NBC
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David Goyer Talks Constantine, Says Shooting Begins this Week

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Mar 10, 2014

With much of the cast already assembled for NBC's upcoming pilot "Constantine," writer/executive producer David Goyer has confirmed in an interview with I Am Rogue that production will begin on the pilot this week.

"We start shooting next week," he said. "We only have four series regulars but we've cast them all now. I'm proud to say that Constantine is actually being played by a British guy. Matt Ryan and he is going to have blond hair."

When asked if John Constantine, a notorious chain smoker, would partake in his old habits on the series, Goyer replied:

"That's a tricky one on network TV. We're negotiating right now. He will have his signature trench coat and skinny tie. I would say that the show clings more closely to the source material than the film did. Even though the film was interesting."

Goyer went on to say that the series would be more in line with the "Hellblazer" version of the character that fans already know and that plans are being made for additional DC characters to appear should the pilot be picked up for series.

"Quite a few other characters from the comic books and possibly from the DC universe, should we move forward, will be showing up…..I think we would try to bring in some of the other occult figures."

You can watch the full video interview with Goyer below.

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 David S. Goyer (Batman Begins, Man of Steel) and Daniel Cerone ("The Mentalist"), the pilot for "Constantine" will be directed by The Descent and "Game of Thrones" director Neil Marshall.



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 Post subject: Re: DC Comics' Constantine Heads to NBC
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Official Image of Matt Ryan as John Constantine Released!

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Mar 13, 2014

Following an unofficial image that debuted yesterday, NBC has released their first official image of Matt Ryan as John Constantine for their upcoming series based on the DC/Vertigo character. Check it out below!

"I've been a fan of John Constantine since he was first introduced in 1985," executive producer David S. Goyer said. "This Constantine, envisioned by Neil Marshall and embodied by Matt Ryan, looks like he sprang directly from the comics’'covers. Fans old and new are going to be in for a treat."

Set to star 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 Goyer, the pilot for "Constantine" is currently in production with The Descent and "Game of Thrones" director Neil Marshall at the helm.

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