While the casts for The Flash and Gotham are nearly complete, Constantine just found its leading man. Does the name Matt Ryan ring a bell? The Welsh actor had a brief run on CBS' Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior, and he also lends his voice to Edward Kenway in the videogame Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag. For his next gig, he'll headline NBC's adaptation of Constantine.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, "Constantine centers on master of the occult John Constantine, who struggles with his faith as he is haunted by the sins of his past and is suddenly thrust into the role of defending humanity from the gathering forces of darkness." John isn't your typical hero. He's a con-man-turned-supernatural-detective who's thrown into this fight between good and evil.
He's a scruffy character who's well versed in the dark arts. His best friend's daughter is the main catalyst for his work. When's she's targeted by a group of demons, John tries to step in and save her. The Constantine pilot is written by Daniel Cerone (Dexter) with David Goyer is on board as executive producer. Constantine will be directed by Neil Marshall, who previously shot Game of Thrones.
What do you think of Ryan's casting?