NBC's DC Comics Pilot Constantine Casts Lead

Constantine Pilot Cast Matt Ryan NBCNBC’s Constantine pilot now has its brooding leading man.

Welsh actor Matt Ryan will play the title role in the potential series, which is an adaptation of DC Comics’ Hellblazer graphic novels, our sister site Deadline reports.

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Ryan’s John Constantine is a “master of the occult” who’s haunted by his past but finds himself suddenly called upon to defend humanity from the gathering forces of darkness.

Daniel Cerone (Dexter) penned the pilot and will executive-produce the project with David Goyer (Batman Begins) and Warner Bros. Television.

Ryan played Matt Rawson on the short-lived Criminal Minds spin-off. He’s also had roles on TorchwoodThe Tudors and Vikings.

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  1. alistaircrane says:

    He’d BETTER dye his hair blond.

  2. Shawn Manion says:

    Cool I’m looking forward to this and all other DC comics adaptations. Hopefully this will be like Arrow and other DC characters pop up.

  3. Riana says:

    Are you one hundred percent certain it’s the QB for the Falcons with a bad Welsh accent?

  4. RockGolf says:

    My interest in this project went up, assuming they keep John’s British accent.

  5. amy says:

    As foul mouthed as the characters in the comic are, watering it down for prime time doesn’t make me happy. Put it on one of the pay channels and let her rip.

  6. Jon says:

    Okay, British actor. They managed to get the first thing right. Now get him a hair cut and a blond dye job/wig and things might work out. A dark-haired Constantine would invoke that abominable Keanu Reeves movie..

  7. CBWBDK1 says:

    Awesome Edward Kenway will play Constantine!!

  8. Englishman in New York. says:

    He’s not a young Sting.