Last night, NBC finally premiered its new drama Constantine, a new show about an exorcist and occult detective that also happens to mark the network’s first entry into DC’s comic TV realm. NBC has been looking for a stable series to pair with Grimm for quite some time, and Constantine may be a winner.
If you're worried that adding Constantine to your schedule will cause some serious superhero fatigue, rest easy. The new NBC series isn't like the other comic-book adaptations on TV. It's got more in common with Angel than it does with the costumed crime-fighting of The Flash or the origin story of Gotham. Of course, being different doesn't mean much if the quality isn't there and Constantine's pilot is 'super' inconsistent.
Adapting all-age superhero comic books for television is one thing, but adapting a distinctly adult comic for mass audiences is something else entirely. NBC’s Constantine is one such challenge, and the character’s fans have been anxious to know just how close Matt Ryan’s TV persona will get to the source material.
If you’ve been wondering what to call what DC Comics is doing with its slew of TV and movie characters, we have an answer for you. DC President Geoff Johns spoke out on Thursday to explain how The Flash and Arrow can exist on the small screen and still exist in a totally separate world on the big screen.
NBC’s marketing for DC’ Constantine has been a quiet affair. Now that we are three weeks out from Constantine’s official premiere, the network has released a behind-the-scenes look at the premiere, and it’s not to be missed by fans.
Hopefully Constantine will return to the top of fan expectations now that DC character Jim Corrigan has been cast, making it entirely plausible that The Spectre will be making his live-action TV debut at some point this fall. Who you gonna call?
Numerous TV shows are benefiting from Bear McCreary's musical talent these days. The composer is currently credited for a number of Starz shows, and you've heard his scores on everything from The Walking Dead to Battlestar Galactica and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
I can imagine Constantine's bass-and-percussion-filled extended trailer got the crowd's collective heart pumping, as it offers a rounded look at what the spiritually unhinged series will bring to NBC this fall. Or at least what the pilot will bring.
San Diego Comic-Con officially kicks off a week from today, so the timing is perfect for Warner Bros. to unveil the designs for the collectible bags, which will be handed out to all registered attendees when they arrive to pick up their SDCC badges.
While other series may have felt pressured into reshooting parts of the pilot to replace Griffiths’ character Liv with Celaya’s Zed, Constantine’s producer team doesn’t think that’s necessary.
Constantine hasn’t even hit NBC’s schedule yet, and the supernatural series based on the comic book Hellblazer is already laced with problems. On Friday, we learned that actress Lucy Griffiths, who was set to play one of the leads in the series, will not be continuing on Constantine.
Warner Bros. Television has announced their plans for Comic-Con in San Diego later this month. That includes the traditional Wednesday pilot screenings for preview night, as well as a bevy of panels for their new and popular TV series during the convention.
Ask any fan of the Hellblazer comic series to describe the central badass John Constantine, and one of the first things out of that person's mouth will be, “He’s got a lit cigarette.” But as you can imagine, such an unhealthy habit won't be making it to NBC when Constantine begins airing on Friday nights this fall.
There is an impressive amount of comic book content coming to television this year. In addition to returning shows like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Arrow, the networks will be flooded with programming like Marvel Studios’ Agent Carter and DC’s Gotham, The Flash, and Constantine. Really, it’s a comic book fans dream, but if you just can’t wait and want to get an early look at some of those shows, I have some very good news for you.
Set your DVRs! NBC has announced its Fall 2014 TV premiere dates. And if you have a DVR that allows you to schedule things months in advance, I'm impressed. But for those who do want to have an idea of when NBC will be premiering their new and returning series this fall, the network has laid out the schedule, which includes the anticipated arrivals of Constantine, Bad Judge and State of Affairs.