CONSTANTINE HBO Max Series Reportedly Casting BIPOC Actor; Will Lean Into Horror Elements

CONSTANTINE HBO Max Series Reportedly Casting BIPOC Actor; Will Lean Into Horror Elements

It looks like there's been some movement on the new Constantine HBO Max from J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot, as the Justice League Dark spinoff is said to be searching for a BIPOC actor to play the lead...

It's been a while since we had any updates on the planned Justice League Dark series from J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot, and it looks like that might be because HBO Max is prioritising the Constantine spinoff that was recently confirmed to be in development alongside it.

The Illuminerdi has gotten hold of a logline for the show, which is said to be "a darker reinvention of Constantine" and "different from any previous project based on the character." It will reportedly "be less focused on religion, and more focused on the horror elements from the Constantine comics."

This should please fans of DC Comics' original Hellblazer series, which was quite a bit darker and more cynical than later adventures featuring the Scouse occultist.

Apparently, "a BIPOC actor in their late 20s" is being sought to play JC, and a young Riz Ahmed-type seems to be the prototype. Of course, that doesn't mean Abrams and co. are interested in the Rogue One actor, specifically.

The site also reports that Guy Bolton (Croupier, The Big Fix) is on board as a writer.

Whoever ends up being cast in the role, expect his John Constantine to be a focal point of this new DC TV universe that's being developed for the HBO Max streaming service, which will also include James Gunn's Peacemaker, and the "Gotham Central" The Batman spinoff.

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