It would seem as if we are finally starting to see some movement in the production of the new NBC series Constantine. According to Deadline, actor Matt Ryan is in the process of finalizing the deal to play the title role of the series.
Ryan is no stranger to the small screen. He has spent time on shows like The Tudors and Torchwood, but he is probably most recognizable as playing the role of Mick Rawson on the CBS Series Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior alongside Forest Whitaker and Janeane Garafalo.
Just in case you are not familiar with the premise of Constantine, here is a quick look at the synopsis for the series courtesy of IMDb.com.
A man struggling with his faith is haunted by the sins of his past but is suddenly thrust into the role of defending humanity from the gathering forces of darkness.”
As some of you may know, the series is based on the characters in the DC Comics John Constantine series.
As per Deadline:
John Constantine is described as a working-class Londoner with rakish good looks, scruffy blond hair, deadpan humor, and signature trench coat, who has been studying the dark arts since he was a teenager.
There have been discussions about this series for some time, but there never seemed to be any movement. Thankfully, it would seem as if the winds of change have finally caught up and we are seeing some progress here. Casting the lead is always a step in the right direction.
Something about this character screams a much darker version of Harry Dresden. For those of you not familiar with that name, check out The Dresden Files novels.
We shall see how things progress as time moves on, but as things stand right now, I am very interested to see what NBC can make of the series.