Atlanta-filmed Constantine, NBC’s newest supernatural drama, premieres tonight on the network and we’ve got a roundup of the info you should know before jumping into the fire.
The series stars Matt Ryan as the title character and is based on the DC comic book of the same name. Hopefully the series will receive a warmer welcome than the Keanu Reeves-led film that opened to mostly sour reviews in 2005.
Constantine- Official Show Description
Constantine (Matt Ryan, “Criminal Minds”) is armed with a ferocious knowledge of the dark arts and a wickedly naughty wit. He fights the good fight – or at least he did. With his soul already damned to hell, he’s decided to abandon his campaign against evil until a series of events thrusts him back into the fray, and he’ll do whatever it takes to protect the innocent. With the balance of good and evil on the line, Constantine will use his skills to travel the country, find the supernatural terrors 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.
Constantine- Episode 1.01 ‘Non Est Asylum’ Official Synopsis
John Constantine is a man waging war against the forces of darkness — from both within himself and the outside world. An irreverent, working-class con man and occult expert, he’s an experienced exorcist and demonologist with an extensive list of supernatural contacts, with their own paranormal talents and abilities. Following the aftermath of a tragic incident, Constantine has voluntarily checked himself into an asylum and sworn off investigating matters of the supernatural. But when a cryptic message calls him out to reluctantly resume his old life, he finds himself saving the life of a young woman, Liv, whom he’s never met — but is connected to in a very important way. For Liv is something of a human compass for dark forces — able to locate and see the supernatural world that the rest of us cannot. With these forces gathering power in the world, Constantine and Liv ally themselves with Manny, a rogue warrior angel, and Chas, Constantine’s giant childhood protector — the only friend who’s managed to stay alive. Based upon characters published by DC Entertainment and executive produced by Daniel Cerone (The Mentalist) and David S. Goyer (Man of Steel, The Dark Knight films), CONSTANTINE reflects the lore of the fan-favorite comic, combining noirish storytelling with the evolving mythology of John Constantine, a morally challenged character who doesn’t come down on the side of either good or evil … but ultimately might be the only thing defending us against the dark forces from beyond
Call Me Manny- Sneak Peek
The Pilot Premieres Tonight!-Sneak Peek
You don’t want to miss Constantine, premiering tonight on NBC at 10/9c after Grimm!
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