Detective Comics stands being the root title for publisher DC Comics company name, and live action developments are bringing that 75 years-old dubbing to television.
Warner Bros. Television has a paranormal drama in the works that will be written around the character of modern day trenchcoat mystic John Constantine.
NBC, reports The Hollywood Reporter, will add “Constantine” to its line-up.
News for “Constantine” comes less than a week after the production for “Gotham” was announced for Fox.
On a booming note on par with the greenlit magic-based series, David Goyer of the “Blade” and Dark Knight franchises will write the series.
Constantine moded from page beginnings early on by creator Alan Moore and present-day Hellblazer to theatrical screen in 2005 where Keanu Reeves took on the lead. In comics, the supernatural sleuth is British, a con man from Liverpool. In the film, Reeves played a Los Angeles personae. In both, a constant for the chain-smoking queller of occult perils is a surly irreverent.
John Constantine was one of the members that was proposed to lead the way for casting in a series of DC Comics magical-based heroes from "Pacific Rim" director Guillermo del Toro. Nothing has been spoken lately concerning that project.