Deadline reports that actor Matt Ryan has landed the lead role in the Constantine TV series. The live action weekly action/drama is based on the DC Comics character who first appeared in Swamp Thing Vol. 2, #37. Several years later, John Constantine headlined his own monthly book, Hellblazer.
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John Constantine is described as a working-class Londoner with rakish good looks, scruffy blond hair, deadpan humor, and signature trench coat, who has been studying the dark arts since he was a teenager. When the daughter of a late friend is targeted by demons, Constantine steps in to save her. The project was written by The Mentalist executive producer Daniel Cerone from a story he co-penned with David S. Goyer, the go-to writer for Warner Bros’ feature DC adaptations who has co-penned The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises, Batman Begins, Man Of Steel and the upcoming Batman vs. Superman.
Of course, this isn’t the first live action attempt at Constantine. Back in 2005, a film version of the character was released starring Keanu Reeves.