The first images from the upcoming NBC series Constantine have been released. Both show title character John Constantine, played by British actor Matt Ryan.
Constantine is based on the classic DC Comics title Hellblazer and focuses on a chain-smoking Liverpudlian con-man who helps defend the world from supernatural forces. Keanu Reeves starred in a 2005 movie version which got a lukewarm critical reception.
The pilot for the new series was produced by David S. Goyer (writer of Dark City, the Blade trilogy and Christopher Nolan's Batman films, as well as, less inspiringly, Man of Steel), written by Daniel Cerone (Dexter) and directed by Neil Marshall (The Descent, Black Sails, Game of Thrones).