NBC has released the first trailer and clip for their new comic book based series Constantine, and it looks like it's going to be a badass series! The network recently ordered a full season for the show, and when you watch the trailer you'll understand why. I freakin' love what I've seen here, and fans of the comic should be happy with what this series will offer.
John Constantine was created by Alan Moore and introduced in Swamp Thing before getting his own series Hellblazer comic series. The story follows the character, who is thrown into a position where he must defend humanity from gathering forces of darkness. At the same time, he's haunted by the sins of his past.
Based on the wildly popular DC Comics series “Hellblazer,” 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, “Robin Hood”), 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.
I'm really excited about this series. It will be a much closer adaptation of the DC/Vertigo comic and character than the 2005 film that starred Keanu Reeves.