Casting is underway for the role of Constantine. As of now, there are no dates for production or release.
A new Constantine series is in the works at HBO Max from none other than director J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot Productions. The upcoming reboot is reportedly going to be dark in tone. Instead, of "focusing on religious aspects like the 2005 Keanu Reeves film, the show will steer towards horror, while featuring a younger Constantine," AWN reports. Guy Bolton is currently attached to write the script.
A ‘CONSTANTINE’ series is in the works at HBO Max.— DiscussingFilm (@DiscussingFilm) February 16, 2021
The series will reportedly focus more on horror elements and they are looking to cast a late-20’s BIPOC actor as John Constantine.
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According to The Illuminerdi, Bad Robot Productions is currently searching for an actor for the lead role and is preferably looking at a BIPOC actor in their late 20's like Riz Ahmed. However, that being said, HBO Max and JJ Abrams aren't necessarily targeting Riz Ahmed. As casting is underway, fans have voiced their opinion on who should play the role, and Matt Ryan seems to be a popular pick. Fans have been yearning to see John Constantine on the screen for a while now, and it will be exciting to see Constantine being revived on HBO. As of now, there are no dates for production or release.
Ryan is great but he doesn't have to be John in everything. Besides more representation is always a good thing.— Nati B Charney (@Natoxicated54) February 16, 2021
According to Hype Beast, "The show is expected to cast a diverse lead and is stepping away from Matt Ryan, the actor who portrayed John Constantine in the NBC series, as well as appeared on CW‘s Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow. Prior to Ryan, Keanu Reeves starred in 2005’s Constantine. Abrams’ version reportedly portrays the British exorcist and detective as a young Londoner." HBO Max has recently invested in a number of DC Projects. It includes "Abrams’ Justice League Dark, The Peacemaker which is James Gunn’s spinoff of Matt Reeves's The Batman film as well as a Greg Berlanti-produced Green Lantern TV series."
Still miss the 2014 TV Series...Cancelled prematurely...had so much promise and was a great TV Show...hope this gets done right...— Shawn Hendrick (@Flyin111) February 18, 2021
John Constantine was a key component in Justice League Dark comic book series. It has not been confirmed if this would be a cross-over between both J.J. Abrams-produced series.
The original John Constantine comic series explores his inner nature of cynicism whilst revealing a deeper passion for humanity, and a desire to do good in the world. Constantine was created by Alan Moore, Rick Veitch, Steve Bissette, and John Totleben. He debuted in The Saga of Swamp Thing #37 (June 1985). He would go on to serve as the central figure in the comic books Hellblazer (1988–2013), Constantine (2013–2015), Constantine: The Hellblazer (2015–2016), The Hellblazer (2016–2018), and John Constantine: Hellblazer (2020-2021).