NBC’s short-lived DC drama Constantine will receive its broadcast premiere on FOX UK on Tuesday September 18th at 9pm, it has been announced.
Constantine follows John Constantine, a man waging war against the forces of darkness. A self-proclaimed exorcist and master of the dark arts, this irreverent con-man doesn’t come down on the side of either good or evil…but might be the only thing defending us against dark forces from beyond.
He is armed with a ferocious knowledge of the dark arts and a wickedly naughty wit. He fights the good fight – or at least he did. With his soul already damned to hell, he’s decided to abandon his campaign against evil until a series of events thrusts him back into the fray, and he’ll do whatever it takes to protect the innocent. With the balance of good and evil on the line, Constantine will use his skills to travel the country, find the supernatural terrors that threaten our world and send them back where they belong. But is it too late to save his soul?
The drama series, which is based on the DC character, is produced by Warner Bros. Television and stars Matt Ryan, Lucy Griffiths, Charles Halford, Angélica Celaya and Harold Perrineau. It hails from Daniel Cerone and David S. Goyer, both of who served as executive producers alongside Mark Verheiden. A single season aired on NBC before they dropped the axe in 2015, though Matt Ryan would go on to reprise his role as Constantine in an episode of Arrow. The complete series of Constantine has previously aired in the UK on Amazon Prime Video.
“Constantine is cool, creepy and compelling in equal measure with a brilliant British lead. As Lucifer concludes its second season on the channel, FOX fans will be delighted with this high-stakes supernatural drama based on the DC Comics character”, said Shoshana Wilson, Director of Programming, Scheduling and Acquisitions for Fox Networks Group UK. “We’re thrilled to be pairing the television series premiere with the original film Constantine starring Hollywood A-lister Keanu Reeves. Prepare to be immersed in Constantine’s fiery world of demons, angels and trapped souls.”