[TV] NBC Adapting Constantine Into New Series
Posted by Joseph Lee on 09.27.2013
DC's supernatural hero coming to TV...
The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that NBC is developing an adaptation of DC Comics' Constantine for television. The comics focus on John Constantine, a con man who becomes a supernatural detective, "defending the human race against dark forces from beyond."
David S. Goyer (Da Vinci's Demons) will write the script along with The Mentalist executive producer Daniel Cerone for WBTV. NBC has committed to a script and penalty for the project.
Constantine first appeared in Alan Moore's The Saga of the Swamp Thing, co-created by Steve Bissette and Jamie Delano. The comic was made into a 2005 film starring Keanu Reeves. Another work by Moore, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (based on the Vertigo comic) was given a pilot commitment at FOX earlier this season.
Constantine is the latest DC Comic to get a potential TV series, following The Flash (a spinoff of Arrow starring Grant Gustin) and Fox's Gotham from Bruno Heller (The Mentalist).
Goyer has a history with DC as he's written screenplays for Man of Steel, The Dark Knight Rises, The Dark Knight and Batman Begins.