Adaptation Of DC Comics’ Constantine From Daniel Cerone & David Goyer Lands At NBC

Really not to sure how I feel about this. Maybe if it was HBO or even STARZ or FX…doubt that NBC will get the vibe right.

via: Deadline

Warner Bros. TV and DC Comics are on a roll this development season with a third high-profile project. Constantine, a drama based on the characters in DC Comics’ John Constantine stories, has sold to NBC with penalty. It is written/executive produced by The Mentalist executive producer Daniel Cerone and David S. Goyer, the go-to writer for Warner Bros.’ feature DC adaptations. Constantine centers on John Constantine, an enigmatic and irreverent con man-turned-reluctant supernatural detective who is thrust into the role of defending us against dark forces from beyond.

John Constantine, who first appeared in 1985 as a recurring character in the horror series The Saga Of The Swamp Thing, was created by Alan Moore, Steve Bissette and Jamie Delano. He was portrayed by Keanu Reeves in the 2005 feature Constantine and is rumored to be featured in the Justice League Dark feature Warner Bros. has in the works with Guillermo del Toro.

Constantine joins Warner Bros. TV/DC’s The Flash at the CW, a spinoff from hit Arrow, and a Gotham City/Commissioner Gordon drama at Fox, which has a series commitment. WME-repped Goyer has co-written The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises, Batman Begins, Man Of Steel and the upcoming Batman vs. Superman. On TV, he is the creator/executive producer of Starz’s Da Vinci’s Demons. WME-repped Cerone is the creator/executive producer of Canadian drama Motive, which aired on ABC this summer and is awaiting a second-season renewal.

6 thoughts on “Adaptation Of DC Comics’ Constantine From Daniel Cerone & David Goyer Lands At NBC

  1. Chris Pabon
    September 27, 2013 at 11:06 AM

    The subject matter will not mesh well with mainstream NBC. A cable outlet like FX or even AMC would have been a better option.

  2. David Levenstam
    September 27, 2013 at 12:35 PM

    I see that David Goyim 😀 is one of the writers, so that increases the likelihood that it will be long on “dark atmosphere,” short on character, and even shorter on plot. The live action movie staring the talented Piano Keys 😀 gets only a 6.8 out of 10 from fans on IMDB, only 50 out of 100 from IMDB’s metacritics, and only 46% from Rotten Tomatoes. Unless they can cast someone with Piano’s considerable acting talents for the TV show, with Goyim on board I’d expect it to do even worse. Since they’re putting this on NBC, I wouldn’t feel surprised if it got canceled before they even showed the first 13 episodes–or, like David E. Kelly’s Blunder Woman, which even Adrianne Palicki couldn’t save, before they even air the pilot.

  3. Jonathan Keepers
    September 27, 2013 at 1:50 PM


  4. Johnny Hunter
    September 27, 2013 at 5:04 PM

    Jonathan just encapsulated David’s entire spiel in one word.

  5. David Levenstam
    September 27, 2013 at 9:59 PM


  6. Aar Pawl
    September 27, 2013 at 10:56 PM

    Yeah. Uhhh….

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