David Goyer‘s NBC TV adaptation of Constantine has cast the lead role with Welsh actor Matt Ryan. You’ve seen him in Criminal Minds, The Tudors, and a one shot appearance on Torchwood.
The series and pilot was written by Groyer and The Mentalist executive producer Daniel Cerone. We’ve all know Groyer as the go-to-guy when it comes to DC Comic big screen adaptations, mix that with Creone’s small screen knowledge and we might just get a series that adult comic book fans can get behind.
Constantine centers on John Constantine, an enigmatic and irreverent con man-turned-reluctant supernatural detective who is thrust into the role of defending us against dark forces from beyond.
TV is ripe for this type of show. Look at the success of HBO‘s True Detectives, people are hungry for stories about the darker side of mankind. If Groyer can bring what he did for Batman on the big screen to what he does for Constantine on the small one, fans should flock to the series.
Word is that Constantine will remain a “Londoner” and speak with a British accent. The only reason to take that away might be the thought that people are sick of that style accent with Sherlock and Elementary, but I doubt they would make that change. Besides, people love those two shows and their ratings have never been stronger.
Ryan isn’t blond, but that can easily be corrected by those talented Hollywood hair and makeup people. I would expect the series to also keep his traditional look, blond hair, trench coat, snappy cutting wit, with a British accent.
What do you think about this casting?
Via: Bleeding Cool