David S Goyer, writer/executive producer of Constantine, has been talking about the upcoming pilot and has confirmed the cast is in place and filming kicks off this very week…
I Am Rogue has been chatting to Goyer (full interview below) about the series which, if done right, will be unlike anything seen on TV before: “We start shooting next week. We only have four series regulars but we’ve cast them all now. I’m proud to say that Constantine is actually being played by a British guy. Matt Ryan and he is going to have blond hair.”
However, the big question was wether or not Constantine will be the chainsmoker he needs to be: “That’s a tricky one on network TV. We’re negotiating right now. He will have his signature trench coat and skinny tie,” Goyer said.
Goyer confirmed it will be more in keeping with the Hellblazer version of the character and, should it go to full series, it will feature other DC characters: “Quite a few other characters from the comic books and possibly from the DC universe, should we move forward, will be showing up.”
Constantine will star Matt Ryan, Lucy Griffiths, Harold Perrineau and Charles Halford. It is written by David S. Goyer and Daniel Cerone. The pilot will be directed by Neil Marshall