Matt Ryan Set To Play John CONSTANTINE In NBC’s Potential TV Series

Casting for NBC’s Constantine pilot is officially underway, and we now know who will play John Constantine himself. According to Deadline, Welsh actor Matt Ryan (Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, Criminal Minds) has been cast as DC/Vertigo’s Hellblazer in the potential television series. Constantine was previously played by Keanu Reeves in the 2005 film Constantine.
NBC’s take on the character is described as “an enigmatic and irreverent con man-turned-reluctant supernatural detective who is thrust into the role of Constantine defending us against dark forces from beyond. John Constantine is described as a working-lass Londoner with rakish good looks, scruffy blond hair, deadpan humor, and signature trench coat, who has been studying the dark arts since he was a teenager. When the daughter of a late friend is targeted by demons, Constantine steps in to save her.” The pilot was written by David S. Goyer (Batman vs. Superman) and Daniel Cerone (The Mentalist), and will be directed by Doomsday‘s Neil Marshall. Constantine is currently targeting a slot on NBC’s 2014-2015 schedule.

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