Even though his NBC series failed to get a second season, the fan outcry for more of John Constantine has seen the character come back to TV and animation, proving that you can’t easily get rid of the demon hunter.
Animated Series First Look
Back in January, CW executive producer Greg Berlanti announced that Constantine would be joining DC on the CW family in the form of an animated series on its digital platform CW Seed. At NYCC this weekend we received a first look at the series, and see Constantine taking on some demons in classic fashion.
The series summary is as follows – An all-new animated digital series from Warner Bros. Animation and Blue Ribbon Content following DC’s popular comic book character John Constantine (voiced by the live-action series star Matt Ryan), a seasoned demon hunter and master of the occult. Armed with an arcane knowledge of the dark arts and a wicked wit, he fights the good fight. With his soul already damned to hell, he’ll do whatever it takes to protect the innocent. With the balance of good and evil on the line, Constantine uses his skills to face the supernatural terrors that threaten our world and send them back where they belong. After that, who knows…maybe there’s hope for him and his soul after all.
A poster for the series has also been released, which depicts the demon hunter with his foes looming behind him.
As of yet, a launch date for the series is not known.
Legends of Tomorrow Appearance
Following Constantine’s appearance in the Arrow episode ‘Hunted’, a lot of people thought that might be our only chance to see him interact with our favorite DCTV characters. In a recent interview with DC’s Legends of Tomorrow showrunner Phil Klemmer, it seems Matt Ryan will be popping up in Season 2 of the time-traveling series.
“What are some of the fun eras you’ll visit this season?
We get Billy Zane and the circus [in the second episode]; we get a little Julius Caesar on the beach in Aruba in the premiere. We meet [new team member] Zari in this sort of dystopian future. We get to do a little Amblin alien episode back in the ’80s; we do some Jack the Ripper Victorian London; Golden Age of Hollywood; John Constantine doing an exorcism. We do a Freaky Friday episode. The only thing we haven’t been able to do: We really wanted to do an Abba “Waterloo” in then Napoleonic wars but we could not get the rights for the song.”
That’s not a lot to go on, but that leaves lot of room for fan speculation. Who will John Constantine preform the exorcism on? Will it be a member of the team or a historical figure that they run into? It has yet to be announced when this episode will air.
At Indy Pop Con this past July, Ryan said that he would enjoy the opportunity to appear on Legends, so it’s good to see that it will be coming to fruition.
What do you think of the first look at the animated series? Will you be tuning in to see Constantine on Legends of Tomorrow? Let us know in the comments!