JJ Abrams will produce a brand new sequence based mostly on the DC character John Constantine (supernatural exorcist and demonologist) for HBO Max, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
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In accordance with the outlet, Abrams’ Dangerous Robotic and WarnerMedia have solid British novelist Man Bolton to write down the pilot, and are aiming to solid an actor of colour for the function. Constantine was portrayed on the small display screen by Matt Ryan on a 2014-15 NBC present of the identical identify, and his model of the character additionally appeared on the CW’s Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow. Earlier than that, Keanu Reeves performed the grasp of the occult in 2005’s “Constantine,” directed by Francis Lawrence.
In accordance with The Hollywood Reporter, within the comics, the character lately has grow to be a key factor of “Justice League Darkish,” a workforce that handles supernatural crises.
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The ‘Constantine’ sequence joins a rising roster of HBO Max initiatives hailing from the DC Comics world, together with Abrams’ ‘Justice League Darkish,’ James Gunn’s The Peacemaker, a Matt Reeves spin-off ‘The Batman’ , and a Inexperienced Lantern Collection produced by Greg Berlanti