Constantine TV pilot casts its lead

News Louisa Mellor 23 Feb 2014 - 09:44

UK actor Matt Ryan will play John Constantine in NBC's in-development comic book adaptation pilot...

One of the prayers of Swamp Thing and Hellblazer fans has been answered in NBC's choice of John Constantine for its forthcoming series: the actor in question is from the UK. Specifically, the Welsh bit.

Matt Ryan, announced this weekend to be donning Constantine's mac in the new pilot, kicked off his acting career with a small role in 2004's Layer Cake, before going on to appear in The Tudors and Criminal Minds: Suspect Behaviour. He also provided the voice of Edward Kenway in Assassin's Creed IV.

Ryan will appear as occult detective/conman/magician Constantine in the David S. Goyer-produced pilot, written by The Mentalist's Daniel Cerone and directed by The Descent's Neil Marshall. According to Deadline, that pilot has the following premise: "When the daughter of a late friend is targeted by demons, Constantine steps in to save her...".

We'll keep you posted as more news arrives.

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