NBC is almost ready to start production of their new series Constantine, which is based on the popular comic book. According to the series writer and producer, David Goyer (Batman Begins, Man of Steel), production on the series starts this week. He also stated that the adaptation is going to follow the comic book more than the movie did and reveals a few other cool things that fans will be happy to hear. While talking to I Am Rouge 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."
John Constantine is a notorious chain smoker, and when asked if he 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 then revealed that the series would be more in line with the Hellblazer version of the character, and that there are plans of bringing in more DC comics characters into the series if the network picks it up.
"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."
The series stars Matt Ryan as Constantine, Lucy Griffiths as Liv, Harold Perrineau as the angel Manny and Charles Halford as Constantine's friend Chas. The pilot is set to be directed by The Descent and Game of Thrones director Neil Marshall. I think we can expect to see some awesomeness from this series.