John Constantine will find new life in a series being developed by J.J. Abrams and his Bad Robot studio at HBO Max…
A new “Constantine” series is currently in the works at HBO Max.
J.J. Abrams and his Bad Robot studio are currently developing a new series based on the character John Constantine with British novelist Guy Bolton set to write the pilot. This new version of “Constantine” will have no ties to the past series starring Matt Ryan in the lead role that previously aired on NBC before the character made numerous appearances on the CW series “Legends of Tomorrow.”
There was also the film version of “Constantine” that starred Keanu Reeves with that movie just recently celebrating its 15th anniversary.
According to reports, the new version of “Constantine” will seek an actor of color for the lead role.
While nothing is set in stone, it’s expected that this new “Constantine” series could crossover with the long rumored “Justice League Dark” series that Abrams is also developing. In the comics, “Justice League Dark,” which features members such as Constantine, Madame Xanadu, Deadman, Shade: The Changing Man, and Zatanna as they deal with supernatural cases in the DC Universe.
Originally created by Alan Moore, John Constantine first appeared in the pages of “Swamp Thing” before carrying over into his own series called “Hellblazer. Constatine was portrayed as a powerful sorcerer, who often struggled with his own morality in the face of consequences from both heaven and hell.
While the full lineup of series in development at HBO Max is still coming together, it appears that the DC series will take a darker and more adult turn than series such as “The Flash” and “Batwoman,” which currently air on the CW. In addition to the new “Constantine” series and the “Justice League Dark” series in development, there’s a new Green Lantern series currently in the works as well as the upcoming “Peacemaker” series starring WWE superstar John Cena from writer and director James Gunn based on characters from his upcoming film “The Suicide Squad.”
H/T: Hollywood Reporter