Matt Ryan as John Constantine in the series "Constantine." Photo Credit: NBC

NBC Releases First Official Image of Matt Ryan as Constantine


It was just two weeks ago that NBC announced that Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior actor Matt Ryan had been cast in the role of John Constantine. Last week, the network added two new cast members to the mix when they brought on Sons of Anarchy actor Harold Perrineau and True Blood actress Lucy Griffiths to the cast. Now, it would seem that they have raised the bar a little as they have released the first official image of Matt Ryan as Constantine.

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.”

Here is a look at the first official image of Matt Ryan as John Constantine.

Matt Ryan as John Constantine in the series "Constantine." Photo Credit: NBC

Matt Ryan as John Constantine in the series “Constantine.”
Photo Credit: NBC

I must say that I like their attention to detail as the Welsh actor bears a striking resemblance to the DC Comics character. Seeing Ryan as a blonde is going to take a little getting used to for me, but the fact that he pulls off the character so well helps to ease the transition.

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