From executive producer David S. Goyer and showrunner Daniel Cerone, Constantine is based on the wildly popular comic book series Hellblazer from DC Comics. John Constantine (Matt Ryan) is a seasoned demon hunter and master of the occult, armed with a ferocious knowledge of the dark arts and his wicked wit, but his soul is already damned to hell. Along with trying to find a loophole out of that, Constantine begrudgingly fights to save the soul of others.
During a recent luncheon with a handful of press, David S. Goyer and Daniel Cerone talked about how much they’re drawing from the comics, just how far this show will go, having an unlikeable lead character, dealing with NBC on the morally complex story path that they’re on, why they decided to bring in Jim Corrigan, how many of the DC occult characters might be seen this season, whether there’s any chance we might see Swamp Thing, how big of a role the Newcastle incident will play, whether they ever considered calling the show Hellblazer, and that they’re already planning which storylines from the comics they can pull in, later on. Check out what they had to say after the jump, and be aware that there are some spoilers.