Warner Bros. Greenlights David Goyer’s CONSTANTINE Pilot
By Dan Casey on January 13, 2014
Everything’s coming up
Milhouse Warner Bros. and DC Comics! Not only did Fox announce that they’re taking Gotham to series, but NBC has also confirmed that they are greenlighting the Constantine pilot from David S. Goyer (Man of Steel) and Daniel Cerone (The Mentalist). We first reported on Constantine back in September, but now DC’s resident unsavory supernatural detective will be making the leap from pitch to pilot. Created back in 1985 as a supporting character in Swamp Thing, Constantine has gone on to be one of the most beloved anti-heroes in the DC Universe, thanks in no small part to his delightful blend of hard drinking, supernatural mystery, and being an all around bastard.
Although John Constantine is a newcomer to TV, he was portrayed on the big screen back in 2005’s Constantine by none other than Keanu Reeves, which was decidedly at odds with Constantine’s background as a blond haired, blue-eyed Brit. Fun fact: Sting actually served as the visual inspiration for creating Constantine. Given that Constantine is rumored to feature heavily in Guillermo del Toro’s rumored Justice League Dark film, introducing the general public to the character via a serialized drama is a smart move by Warner Bros. and DC. Here’s hoping that NBC is willing to let them bring the kind of insanity to TV screens that Garth Ennis and Brian Azzarello brought to the comic’s pages.
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