Impressive first trailer for ‘Constantine’ stays true to ‘Hellblazer’

This ain’t your momma’s Keanu Reeves Constantine. NBC’s upcoming show based on the DC Comics’ “Hellblazer” looks to be much more gritty and true to the stories from which they originated. Starring Matt Ryan as John Constantine, the demon hunter and master of the occult, this new version not only appears to follow the stories more truly than the film, Ryan even looks like the Constantine of the comics. It’s quite an impressive debut for yet another new TV series based on comic books.

(Also of note, Agent Carter also had it’s first bit of information revealed over the weekend, with Hayley Atwell reprising her Captain America role. Pretty soon all of TV will be nothing but comic books shows it appears. That’s not a totally bad thing.)

Related: The first trailer for the upcoming Fox Batman series ‘Gotham’ is here

Constantine premieres on Friday nights this fall on NBC.