The story of John Constantine was told in a Keanu Reeves film of the same name; it was met with decent reviews but was otherwise forgettable. The series follows an occult detective, played by Matt Ryan, and will likely be CGI-heavy, as many of his cases will lead him to meet with demons and monsters. Constantine himself has a following in the comic book world that will definitely be checking the series out on Fridays this fall.
Here is the official trailer:
The show comes at a time where we are all wondering if NBC's Constantine, Fox's Gotham, and CW's The Flash and Arrow will be interconnected at all. DC has been trying to duplicate Marvel's big-and small-screen success, licensing their characters to TV and film all year. With the Batman/Superman/Wonder Woman/Green Lantern/Aquaman/Cyborg movie coming out next year, they appear to be scrambling to throw everything at a wall and see what sticks.
Do you think DC is making hasty decisions to produce sub-par material? Or could this be the greatest decade in the history of comic book lovers' lives?