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Sneak Peek at NBC's 'Constantine'
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Sneak Peek at NBC's 'Constantine'

DC Comics has been rolling out the TV adaptations lately, from Fox's Gotham to the CW's The Flash — and the next big one is Constantine, based on noir-horror comic Hellblazer. NYCCers got an advance look at the pilot (out October 24), which stars Welsh actor Matt Ryan as the titular demon-exorcising detective. The show looks to have the budget for all kinds of splashy effects — look for rings of fire and walls of cockroaches — even if the plot and script are pretty boilerplate. Still, Ryan is appropriately snarky and smouldery in the lead role. And a post-show Q&A revealed that showrunner David S. Goyer totally gets the character: When asked what's special about John Constantine, the screenwriter replied, "He's a bastard." Goyer also teased the appearances of Hellblazer villains Papa Midnite and Corrigan in the show's future.

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