The WB had a big night on Thursday at the 2014 New York Comic-Con. It was the last event of the night, and fans showed no signs of slowing down.
Constantine was the last premiere and it was worth the wait. Running later than expected (because of a surprise screening of The Flash), security looked a little bit impatient, but still happy for fans.
Matt Ryan sizzles as John Constantine, tortured forever for losing Astra to a demon. Harold Perrineau as angel advisor Manny (this guy is in everything!) is dark and formidable. The special effects and monsters/demons rival those of Supernatural. I know — I couldn’t believe it either. You have to see it yourself to believe it. Constantine debuts on Friday, October 24, 2014 at 10pm ET on NBC, so definitely tune in!
From the WB press release:
WARNER BROS. TELEVISION SCREENINGS
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9 â€¢ MAIN STAGE â€¢ 8:30 p.m.
John Constantine is a man waging war against the forces of darkness â€” from both within himself and the outside world. An irreverent, working-class con man and occult expert, heâ€™s an experienced exorcist and demonologist with an extensive list of supernatural contacts, each with their own paranormal talents and abilities. Following the aftermath of a tragic incident, Constantine has voluntarily checked himself into an asylum and sworn off investigating matters of the supernatural. But with dark forces gathering power in the world, he reluctantly resumes his old life â€” allying himself with Manny, a rogue warrior angel; Zed, a psychic with a dark past; and Chas, Constantineâ€™s giant childhood protector â€” and only friend whoâ€™s managed to stay alive Based upon characters published by DC Entertainment, Constantine reflects the lore of the fan-favorite comic, combining noirish storytelling with the evolving mythology of John Constantine, a morally challenged character who doesnâ€™t come down on the side of either good or evil â€¦ but ultimately might be the only thing defending us against the dark forces from beyond. The series stars Matt Ryan (Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior), AngÃ©lica Celaya (Dallas), Charles Halford (True Detective) and Harold Perrineau (Lost) and and is executive produced by Daniel Cerone (Dexter), David S. Goyer (Man of Steel, The Dark Knight trilogy) and Mark Verheiden (Battlestar Galactica). From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Warner Bros. Television, Constantine will air Fridays at 10/9c on NBC, premiering October 24th.