When he’s not busy crafting a Superman who solves unsolvable problems with murder, or possible writing a script for The Justice League, David Goyer is reportedly hard at work bringing another DC property to life via television—specifically, a John Constantine TV show.
That’s right—the sarcastic detective/magician involved in the occult (whom audiences previously saw brought to live, and subsequently ruined, by the failed 2005 Keanu Reeves vehicle Constantine) is getting a TV show on NBC, via a team-up between Goyer and The Mentalist executive producer Daniel Cerone (coincidentally, The Mentalist showrunner Bruno Heller is bringing another DC-based property, Gotham, to Fox).
No word thus far on which—if any—published Constantine storyline will be used for the series, or whether or not it will feature an overall arc, or simply be an episodic, monster-of-the-week type detective show, or some combination of the two. Further, as Constantine is a significant figure in Guillermo del Toro’s proposed Justice League Dark/Heaven Sent, it is currently unknown as to whether the series will serve to introduce the character before he appears in the film, or takes place in an entirely separate continuity from the proposed film.
What do you think of the Constantine news?