The lead role in NBC’s “Constantine” reboot appears to have been found as reports are coming in that Matt Ryan (Armistice, “Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior,” “The Tudors”) is finalizing an agreement with the network and Warner Bros. TV.
Per Deadline, Welsh actor Ryan will portray the DC Comics character John Constantine, an enigmatic and irreverent con man-turned-reluctant supernatural detective who is thrust into the role of defending humanity against dark forces from beyond.
Constantine is described as a working-class Londoner with rakish good looks, scruffy blond hair, deadpan humor, and signature trench coat, who has been studying the dark arts since he was a teenager. When the daughter of a late friend is targeted by demons, Constantine steps in to save her.
The pilot was written by “The Mentalist” executive producer Daniel Cerone and David S. Goyer (The Dark Knight, Batman Begins, Man of Steel, “Da Vinci’s Demons”). Neil Marshall (Dog Soldiers, The Descent, “Game of Thrones”) will direct.
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