De opnames van NBC’s aankomende serie Constantine kunnen bijna van start gaan. Schrijver en uitvoerend producent David S. Goyer vertelde in een interview dat de productie deze week van start gaat: “We start shooting next week. Shooting the pilot. We only have four series regulars but we’ve cast them all now. I’m proud to say that Constantine is actually being played by a British guy. Matt Ryan and he is going to have blond hair.”
Vervolgens werd Goyer gevraagd of Constantine een kettingroker wordt: “That’s a tricky one on network TV. We’re negotiating right now. He will have his signature trench coat and skinny tie. I would say that the show clings more closely to the sourse material then the film did. Even though the film was interesting.”
Ook zijn er al plannen om andere DC-personages naar de serie te brengen: “Yeah. And quite a few other characters from the comic books and possibly from the DC universe should we move forward will be showing up.”
Tevens sprak Goyer over de aanvullingen van de cast: “Harold Perrineau. He’s amazing. He plays an angel but not the kind of angel from Touched by an Angel. He’s fantastic. Charles Halford who plays Reggie Ledoux on True Detective. He plays Chas. I don’t know if you know that character from the comic books. He’s sort of Constantine’s strong man/friend. Lucy Griffiths who is … I don’t want to say too much about her. She’ s an amalgam of characters. Hopefully, touch wood, They’ll be another recurring character announced. Pretty cool actor who fans will know the character he plays from the comic books as well.”
Matt Ryan speelt in de titelrol van Constantine. Verder is Lucy Griffiths Liv, Harold Perrineau de engel Manny en Charles Halford Chas. De pilot is geschreven door Goyer en Daniel Cerone en zal geregisseerd worden door Neil Marshall.