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'Constantine': Matt Ryan previews John's relationships with Zed and Manny

Comic book shows are all the rage right now, and one of the new ones coming to TV next season is "Constantine." We were in the press room to find out what to expect form the new series, and on Friday, Aug. 1, we posted our video interview from the roundtable with series star Matt Ryan.

Matt Ryan in the 'Constantine' press room at SDCC 2014
Meredith Jacobs

Check out the video interview above or here to find out what's coming up with John Constantine. Keep reading for the highlights from what Ryan had to say about his character's relationships.

First of all, expect a "subtle difference" between Ryan's own accent and the one he uses on the show. The actor explained that he dulled his accent for John since his own has dulled with travelling and he expects the same can be said for his character.

"We're starting off kind of where the comics start off, so we've got a whole canon of stuff to explore, if the guys decide to explore it," Ryan previewed. "He's pretty much where he is where the comics start off, the whole thing in New Castle has happened, that he was committed and then he came out then he committed himself and then kind of we pick up. We want to have him in the place where he's still got a lot of way to go and a long way to grow."

Ryan also teased what to expect to see between John and Zed (Angelica Celaya) and John and Manny (Harold Perrineau). When it comes to Zed, "She's going to be like kind of someone who doesn't take any of his s--t, someone who doesn't fall for his manipulation. She's headstrong, but someone who needs training as well from John. It kind of sparks a really good dynamic between the two of them. They kind of go toe-to-toe. There's also that kind of chemistry between them as well, so like you see in the comics, and that goes where that goes. We'll see if we go in that direction."

On the other hand, when it comes to Manny, he and John are "uneasy allies," the actor previewed. "I think what's interesting about that dynamic is Manny is someone who's a manipulator also, or John thinks so, so they're constantly kind of going toe-to-toe and kind of trying to get one up on each other, but there's also a mutual respect for each other there because they both know they can do s--t to each other if they wanted to, but they also need each other. So there's this really kind of interesting conflict and push-and-pull between them because they need each other but also perhaps they both don't want to need each other."

"Constantine" premieres Friday, Oct. 24, at 10 p.m. on NBC.

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