NBC Orders ‘Constantine’ Based on DC Comics Detective

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David S. Goyer and former “Dexter” showrunner writing and executive producing

NBC has ordered “Constantine,” a script about DC Comics conman-turned-supernatural detective John Constantine, from “Dexter” vet Daniel Cerone and “Dark Knight” trilogy writer David S. Goyer.

The order comes with a penalty, meaning NBC will have to pay if it does not air a pilot. The one-hour drama comes from Warner Bros. Television.

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Goyer and Cerone, the showrunner on Season 2 of “Dexter,” will write and executive produce.

“Constantine” was created by “Watchmen” writer Alan Moore, as well as Steve Bissette and John Totleben, and debuted in the pages of “Swamp Thing” in 1985. He is the star of the comic books “Hellblazer” and “Constantine,” and was played by Keanu Reeves in the 2005 film “Constantine.”