Fresh off the news that it will air on Friday nights at 10pm this fall, NBC has released the first Constantine trailer for the DC Comics adaptation. Based on the long-running comics series Hellblazer, this new take on the character (played by Matt Ryan) sees him working as a supernatural detective protecting the world from dark forces. Initially he’s decided to leave his do-gooder life behind, but when the daughter (Lucy Griffiths) of one of his oldest friends is targeted by demons, he decides to team up with her and go demon hunting. Based on this first look, the show appears to mix the supernatural elements with some good-natured humor, making it a swell Friday fit alongside Grimm—much better than that supernatural series’ current companion, the dark and twisted Hannibal.
Hit the jump to watch the Constantine trailer. Neil Marshall (The Descent) directed the pilot, and Daniel Cerone (The Mentalist) serves as executive producer alongside David S. Goyer. The series also stars Harold Perrineau (Lost) and Charles Halford (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.). Constantine will debut on NBC this fall.
Watch the Constantine trailer below.
Here’s the official synopsis for Constantine:
Based on the wildly popular DC Comics series “Hellblazer,” 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.