The British exorcist and occult detective returns to television in an animated form for 2018
John Constantine was a character created for DC comics and first appeared in the mid-1980s.
He was depicted as a working-class occult detective from Liverpool, England. Despite his desire to do good in this world by hunting demons, he is also a chain-smoking cynical con man with a deadpan sense of humour.
He was first brought to life in the American film Constantine starring Keanu Reeves as the titular character. This was my first experience of Constantine which I greatly enjoyed but the fans did not due to his character becoming American, amongst other things.
In 2014, he was brought to life again by welsh actor Matt Ryan in a thirteen episode season for NBC. Myself and Will greatly enjoyed the show alongs with many fans worldwide but due to average ratings, it was not renewed for a second season.
However, Matt was brought in to play John Constantine once again for an episode of Arrow and the character is now considered a part of the Arrowverse.
2018 will see Constantine appear once more in an episode of Legends of Tomorrow as well as receiving his own animated show on CW Seed whereupon he will be voiced once again by Matt Ryan.
Here’s the Synopsis
This all-new animated series from Warner Bros. Animation and Blue Ribbon Content follows DC’s popular comic book character John Constantine (voiced by the live action series star Matt Ryan), a seasoned demon hunter and master of the occult. Armed with an arcane knowledge of the dark arts and a wicked wit, he fights the good fight. With his soul already damned to hell, he’ll do whatever it takes to protect the innocent. With the balance of good and evil on the line, Constantine uses his skills to face the supernatural terrors that threaten our world and send them back where they belong. After that, who knows… maybe there’s hope for him and his soul after all.
A sneak peek will be shown at the New York Comic Con on Sunday 8th October and a poster for the show has also been released.
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