You read it right, HBO Max and Warner Bros. are finally developing the much anticipated Constantine series for the small screen but not exactly the way fans expected. The new standalone reboot series for John Constantine will part of the Justice League Dark Universe and could be the next DC TV line-up.
According to the new ‘scoop’ report from The Illuminerdi via a casting grid – it seems like the studio has decided to go with a new iteration of the main lead Constantine instead of bringing in previous versions of Keanu Reeves or Matt Ryan. And the producers are on the lookout for a late 20s BIPOC actor.
No Keanu Reeves or Matt Ryan in New Constantine series under HBO Max
The casting call details also reportedly list ‘Rogue One’ actor Riz Ahmed as one of the talents the production is interested in. But its currently unknown if the actor has already been approached and if yes, for what character could it be?
Last year’s rumors suggested that a sequel to Reeves’ Constantine feature film were in the works. But if this is true, it looks like HBO Max has decided to go in a different route. Or it could also be that JJ Abrams, the executive producer and his Bad Robot banner could be working on taking the new revived DC’s dark elements in a new direction.
Abrams and his production company signed a Megadeal with WarnerMedia last year to develop Films, TV shows as well Games. So far, reports suggest that the director is working on the Justice League Dark, standalone such as Constantine, and farfetched rumors claiming Abrams is reportedly meeting with execs for a New Superman movie. But there has been no substantial report to support the rumor and must be taken with a grain of salt.
New main lead for John Constantine in the new Justice League Dark Universe
“WarnerMedia and AT&T are delighted to launch a long-term collaboration with our world-class partners and colleagues J.J. Abrams and Katie McGrath,” CEO WarnerMedia John Stankey shared in a statement first announcing the deal. “We are extremely excited about the potential to deliver remarkable and memorable stories and characters across multiple platforms to audiences around the world. J.J., Katie and all of Bad Robot bring extraordinary vision, exquisite filmmaking, and exemplary industry leadership to this endeavor and our company. Across all forms of content, we are uniquely positioned to offer our creative partners a multitude of platforms to realize their artistic goals and ambitions, and to ensure that their stories have the best possible opportunity to connect with the right audience.”
Guy Bolton will pen the script for the Constantine series. The show does not have a production date or a release schedule attached yet. Stay tuned to know more.
Source: The Illuminerdi
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