Constantine Gets Official Synopsis, First Production Still


NBC have released an official synopsis of their upcoming comic book adaptation Constantine, as well as the first official production still from the series pilot. The series, based on Vertigo's Hellblazer comics and featuring John Constantine, the titular hero of the comic book series and 2005 feature film by the same name as the show, stars Matt Ryan, Harrold Perrineau Jr., Lucy Griffiths and Charles Halford. Daniel Cerone and Man of Steel and The Dark Knight writer David S. Goyer are executive producers on the series, which will debut in the fall on NBC. You can check out the promotional image above and the official synopsis below. Based on the wildly popular comic book series "Hellblazer" from DC Comics, 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.