First look at NBC’s CONSTANTINE

With Marvel comics currently killing it at the box office, DC Comics is working hard to catch up. With ARROW gaining both critical and commerical momentum, DC is looking to bring a number of other secondary characters to the small screen. The Flash is coming and now NBC has greenlit CONSTANTINE.

Based on the wildly popular comic book series “Hellblazer” from DC Comics, seasoned demon hunter and master of the occult John Constantine 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, 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. And 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.

John was previously seen, on the big screen, with Keanu Reeves playing him. Most don’t remember it and that is, quite frankly, not a bad thing.