We reported previously that there's a new TV series on the horizon, based on Commissioner Jim Gordon from Batman. Not only that, Agents of SHIELD debuted with one of the highest ratings in its category in four years. Now, NBC and DC Comics are bringing Constantine to the small screen. David S. Goyer, whose writing credits include The Dark Knight, Man of Steel and is currently acting as executive producer on TV show Da Vinci's Demons, has been hired to write the series. We're guessing he's going to be fitting that in between writing the Batman / Superman sequel.
You may be already familiar with Constantine. They made a film of the comic book series a few years ago with Keanu Reeves and Gavin Rossdale from indie band Bush. It wasn't great, but it had some cool moments. For those who aren't, it follows John Constantine, a rogue detective who's caught - literally - between heaven and hell and battle demons, angels and all kinds of messy stuff on a regular basis.
With the Jim Gordon-'Gotham' TV series moving forward, Agents of SHIELD having a smash debut and now this, it's starting to look like comic-book adaptations are starting to move away from the cinemas and into TV. Don't tell anyone, but we're kind of delighted. There's been serious fatigue when it comes to superhero / comic-book films of late so it'll be nice to get a break from it at the cinemas. Not only that, TV is always afforded more creativity than huge blockbusters so it could be interesting to see if that factors in these new TV series.