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.