The TV adaptation of Constantine starring Matt Ryan as the titular character has been picked up by NBC for the 2014-15 TV season. Bringing the total amount of DC based properties on live action TV to five across multiple networks. And to make things more interesting every single DC pilot made got picked up to series, The Flash, iZombie, Gotham and now Constantine. With no word on whether ABC is moving forward with the Agent Carter tv series, DC and Warner Bros are killing it on the TV front. Now not having seen the pilots for any of these shows they mind end up not being that good, but to have four DC comic book based properties airing in the same season is pretty insane.
Look for the scheduling of these shows next week when the networks present their upfronts in New York. Wouldn't it be funny if two of these shows were scheduled against each other.
Press Release by NBC:
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. The cast also includes Harold Perrineau and Charles Halford. Writer Daniel Cerone ("The Mentalist," "Dexter") serves as executive producer with David S. Goyer ("Man of Steel," "The Dark Knight Rises"). "Constantine" is produced from Bonanza Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television. The show is based upon characters published by DC Entertainment.