If there’s one thing DC managed to pull off this season, it was racing ahead of Marvel in the series development game. This upcoming season will bring television adaptations of Gotham, Flash, iZombie and Constantine, the latter of which is today’s topic of interest.
It was no surprise NBC wanted to jump on a property like this, following the abrupt success of Fox’s Sleepy Hollow. Now, from the mind of Man of Steel writer David S. Goyer, we can watch as Matt Ryan brings the Hellblazer character to life in the first official trailer for the series:
A little Supernatural, a little Sleepy Hollow, a whole lot of freaking badass.
There was absolutely some skepticism going around about this one, but if this trailer is any indication of what to expect, we’re in for something truly excellent come this fall. The action looks great, Matt Ryan absolutely destroys as far as entertainment value is concerned, and the overall series arcs appear to have lasting appeal that can definitely carry on for a few seasons at the least.
It may have been a dark-horse series for next season, but it seems Constantine is going to be one to keep an eye on. Point one for DC. And before you get too worried, Friday is where a show like this belongs. It will play very well paired next to Grimm.
Now, if you’ll excuse us, we need to go learn how to use pepper spray properly.
What do you guys think of this newest iteration of John Constantine? Better or worse than Keanu Reeves? Sound off in the comments below.