NYCC: Constantine faces a ton of demons in key art for new animated series

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Everyone’s favorite occult detective, John Constantine, is coming to the CW Seed in his own animated series in early 2018. Warner Brothers Animation is working with Blue Ribbon Content (a division of Warner Television Group) on the show.

The official description of the series is as follows:

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.

Check out the first demon-filled key art from the show below:

                                     

Courtesy of Warner Brothers

The DC comics character also known as Hellblazer has enjoyed a series of adaptations over the years, from Francis Lawrence’s Constantine movie starring Keanu Reeves to a television series of the same name, starring Matt Ryan, that ran for one season on NBC from 2014-15. As it turns out, Ryan will also be providing the voice of the titular character for this animated series, the Welsh actor’s second time doing so after last winter’s Justice League Dark.

Ryan also reprised the role of Constantine on Arrow for a crossover event a couple of seasons ago, connecting those worlds. Much like the Vixen animated series currently on CW Seed, Constantine will also loosely tie into the continuity of the Arrowverse.

David S. Goyer (The Dark Knight trilogy, Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice,  Krypton), Greg Berlanti (The Flash, Arrow, Supergirl), and Sarah Schechter (Blindspot, Riverdale, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow) are just a few of the power-hitting names pulling producing duties on the new show. 

While Constantine hasn't lasted long on TV before, fans should still remain optimistic, as Warner Brothers-DC animation team-ups like Superman: Unbound and Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox are usually more well-received than the live-action films.