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The first trailer for the new TV series, Constantine, based on the famed DC comic book series, Hellblazer, has just been released. Many will remember the titular character from the 2005 film of the same name, starring Keanu Reeves. The new series, which falls more closely inline with the comics, stars Matt Ryan as John Constantine, a man who is burdened with being the man stuck between a war between heaven and hell. The series also stars Lucy Griffiths (Robin Hood, True Blood), Harold Perrineau (LOST, 28 Weeks Later), and Charles Halford (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., True Detective), and is produced by David Goyer and Warner Bros. Television.
As a fan of the comic series, I like the look and feel of the trailer so far. I really hope the show delivers on the look and feel of the comics, and performs well enough in the ratings to continue for many seasons. Check out the trailer below.
Based on the wildly popular DC Comics series “Hellblazer,” seasoned demon hunter and master of the occult John Constantine (Matt Ryan, “Criminal Minds”) specializes in giving hell… hell. Armed with a ferocious knowledge of the dark arts and his wickedly naughty wit, he fights the good fight — or at least he did. With his soul already damned to hell, he’s decided to leave his do-gooder life behind, but when demons target Liv (Lucy Griffiths, “True Blood”), the daughter of one of Constantine’s oldest friends, he’s reluctantly thrust back into the fray – and he’ll do whatever it takes to save her. Before long, it’s revealed that Liv’s “second sight” — an ability to see the worlds behind our world and predict supernatural occurrences — is a threat to a mysterious new evil that’s rising in the shadows. Now it’s not just Liv who needs protection; the angels are starting to get worried too. So, together, Constantine and Liv must use her power and his skills to travel the country, find the demons that threaten our world and send them back where they belong. After that, who knows… maybe there’s hope for him and his soul after all.