Breaking: NBC makes a decision about DC Comics' Constantine pilot

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May 8, 2014, 7:07 PM EDT (Updated)

Good news for comic-book fans everywhere! Another series based on a DC Comics property is heading to the small screen. NBC has officially given Constantine a series pickup. The pilot, which was directed by Neil Marshall, features Matt Ryan as the title character. Earlier this year, we got our first look at the actor in constume, and the general consensus was positive.

Constantine centers on a supernatural detective battling inner and outer demons. Joining Ryan's Constantine is Harold Perrineau as Manny, Lucy Griffiths as Liv and Charles Halford as Chas. The series is executive-produced by Daniel Cerone and David S. Goyer. How Goyer balances all these projects, we'll never know.

Here's the official description from NBC:

Based on the wildly popular comic book series Hellblazer from DC Comics, seasoned demon hunter and master of the occult John Constantine (Matt Ryan, Criminal Minds) specializes in giving hell… hell. Armed with a ferocious knowledge of the dark arts and his wickedly naughty wit, he fights the good fight — or at least he did. With his soul already damned to hell, he’s decided to leave his do-gooder life behind, but when demons target Liv (Lucy Griffiths, True Blood), the daughter of one of Constantine’s oldest friends, he’s reluctantly thrust back into the fray – and he’ll do whatever it takes to save her.

Before long, it’s revealed that Liv’s second sight — an ability to see the worlds behind our world and predict supernatural occurrences — is a threat to a mysterious new evil that’s rising in the shadows. Now it’s not just Liv who needs protection; the angels are starting to get worried too. So, together, Constantine and Liv must use her power and his skills to travel the country, find the demons 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.

Will you be tuning in to Constantine this fall?

(via EW)