NBC’s CONSTANTINE Pilot Gets The Green Light
Marvel may have shocked the internet with the announcement that Michael Douglas is Hank Pym, but DC has been making some big announcements of their own in the land of TV. Earlier today we learned our first details about Fox‘s Gotham series (read that here), and tonight NBC has announced they have ordered up the Constantine pilot we first heard about a few months ago.
Deadline is reporting that the show about DC‘s chain-smoking con man-turned-supernatural detective has been ordered to pilot. The series is written and executive produced by The Mentalist‘s Daniel Cerone and DC‘s go-to movie guy David Goyer. Constantine hasn’t been picked up to series like Fox‘s Gotham is said to have been, but NBC already ordering the pilot is a good sign the show will happen in things go well.
Constantine is the latest in DC‘s line of TV series. Arrow is going strong with its second season, Flash is getting ready to film their pilot, I,Zombie is still in the works, and Hourman is said to be finding its writer so the pilot can go before the brass at The CW. Constantine is said to be a big part of Guillermo Del Toro‘s Justice League Dark film, but there’s been no word on how or if it will change those plans. Del Toro was working on a Hulk TV series for Marvel which was scrapped after The Avengers, so you never really know how these things will play out. What do you think about John Constantine getting his own network series? Are you ready for the character to get some redemption after the 2005 film with Keanu Reeves?