Bleeding Cool is reporting that they've learned a couple of things about the upcoming "Constantine" TV series including that the titular character will not only be blonde but will also retain his British heritage, like his comic book basis. The previous incarnation of John Constantine, as played by Keanu Reeves in the 2005 film, did away with both of those things, so should these rumors prove true, fans will likely be delighted. Check back here for official confirmation on these details in the future.
Written by David S. Goyer (Batman Begins, Man of Steel) and Daniel Cerone ("The Mentalist"), NBC has officially ordered a pilot for "Consantine" which will be helmed by The Descent's Neil Marshall.
Created by Alan Moore, Steve Bissette and John Totleben, John Constantine, a roguish magician/detective/conman, first appeared during the author's run on "Swamp Thing" in 1985, receiving his own series, "Hellblazer," under DC's Vertigo imprint in 1988. That book ran for 300 issues before it was relaunched in DC's "New 52" continuity as "Constantine" with a younger take on the antihero. It's speculated that the latest incarnation of the character will serve as the building blocks for the TV series.