Encircled by a wreath of cigarette smoke, sorcery, and shame, John Constantine wields the dark arts to save his soul, as well as the earth itself. I have learned that Warner Bros is currently working on a live-action Constantine television series.
Constantine is a working-class warlock, occult detective, and con man from Liverpool who is stationed in London. He is known for his endless cynicism, deadpan snarking, ruthless cunning, and constant chain-smoking, but he’s also a passionate humanitarian driven by a heartfelt desire to do some good in his life.
The character has received his own film and series, though both are set in separate continuities. The Constantine television series is an occult detective drama television series developed by Daniel Cerone and David S. Goyer. Matt Ryan stars as Constantine, a British exorcist and occult detective who actively hunts supernatural entities.
The movie of the same name is directed by Francis Lawrence and stars Keanu Reeves as John Constantine. The film portrays John Constantine as a cynic with the ability to perceive and communicate with half-angels and half-demons in their true form. With terminal lung cancer, he helps a troubled police detective learn the truth about her twin sister’s death while simultaneously unraveling a much larger and darker plot.
While details on the project are scarce, we know that it is being developed for the HBO Max streaming service. It is likely that this series will be set in the same continuity as the upcoming HBO Max Justice League Dark television series that is currently also in development by JJ Abrams.
UPDATE: This news has officially been confirmed. Additionally, the series will follow a younger version of the character and focus more on the horror elements of the comics, rather than the religious ones. The Constantine series is planned to tie into the upcoming Justice League Dark series. Guy Bolton is set to write the series.