THR has revealed that actor Matt Ryan (Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior) is near a deal to play the lead role of John Constantine in NBC’s Constantine pilot.
Constantine is written by Daniel Cerone with David S. Goyer executive producing. Ryan is Welsh, hailing from Swansea.
Here is what THR said about the project, which also describes the pilot’s plotline a bit:
John is described as a working-class Londoner with deadpan humor who is a mysterious conman and occult detective haunted by the recent loss of a young girl’s soul. No stranger to the dark underworld that exists parallel to our own, Constantine has been studying the dark arts since he was a teenager. He’s taught himself spells, rituals, curses and conjuring, but the one person he most wishes to see — his mother, who died giving birth to him — remains out of reach, at least so far. When Liv, the daughter of a late friend, is targeted by demons, Constantine steps in to save her and the two form an alliance.