He may not be allowed to smoke, but new Constantine actor Matt Ryan certainly looks like a working-class Helblazer in this still. Ryan has previously appeared in Torchwood, The Tudors, and Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior, and voiced Edward Kenway in Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag.
David Goyer elaborated on his plans for the series, saying:
“He will have his signature trench coat and skinny tie. I would say that the show clings more closely to the source material then the film did. Even though the film was interesting.
“Quite a few other characters from the comic books and possibly from the DC Universe should we move forward will be showing up… I think we would try to bring in some of the other occult figures.”
Yes! More occult figures! More close-clinging to comics! We’re so excited for this show—it looks like they’re getting it right. We’re still hoping for the cigs, though....