Last week it was announced that NBC had officially ordered a pilot for Constantine, based on the DC Comics/Vertigo character. Though we know the script for the series has been written by David S. Goyer (Man of Steel) and Daniel Cerone (The Mentalist), it was still unclear exactly what the tone of the series will be.
Now in an interview with IGN, NBC chairman Robert Greenblatt spoke about what to expect about the show’s tone:
“I don’t know the DC comic very well, but there is dark, interesting stuff in it, but it’s also got some witty banter. It’s a fun tone, although the supernatural stuff is scary.”
When asked about the possibility of Constantine crossing over with the other DC Comics-based series, like Arrow and The Flash at The CW and Gotham at Fox, Greenblatt replied:
“Cross-network is really hard. It’s hard enough to do it within your network. I think let us see how the pilot goes before we answer that question!”
Created by Alan Moore, John Constantine, a roguish magician/detective/conman, first appeared during the author’s run on Swamp Thing in 1985, receiving his own series, Hellblazer, under DC’s Vertigo imprint in 1988. That book ran for 300 issues before it was relaunched in DC’s “New 52″ continuity as Constantine with a younger take on the antihero.