Think CW’s ‘Supernatural’ turned up to eleven. ‘Constantine’ looks to bring the fantastical and other worldly elements of the DC comics adaptation to live action. The trailer showcases a mixture of the serious and grimy nature expected of the Vertigo books but also includes a hint of humour to keep things from getting too bogged down in the dark (a complaint I’ve had with the initial trailer for Fox’s ‘Gotham’). The effects look outstanding and Matt Ryan, who plays the titular Constantine, looks perfect in the role.
If ‘Constantine’ can deliver on what is promised here it will quickly climb to the top of my “must-watch” list. Expect full coverage when the show launches.
Here is the official synopsis of the dark and demonic serial;
“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.”