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Horror Constantine (NBC TV series)

Discussion in 'Television & Web Series' started by AWalkerBit.Me, Jan 31, 2014.

  1. AWalkerBit.Me

    AWalkerBit.Me Survivor HQ

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    Another comic to TV/movie adaption is in the works, this time DC Comics' Constantine.
    The character started off in the mid-1980's in Swamp Thing and was later given his own title, Hellblazer, by Vertigo Comics, a specialty printing house of DC Comics.

    In 2005 a Constantine movie adaption was released starring Keanu Reeves (Matrix) and Rachel Weisz (The Mummy).

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  2. Kevin

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    OK, I'm still trying to get my hand around the "urban fantasy" sub-genre.

    Hey, @Azhria Lilu, so would Constantine fall under that category? The movie with Reeves would seem to apply if I understand it right... set in a urban environment where supernatural forces take place all around but only seen/understood by some.
     
  3. Azhria Lilu

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    Yep, that's about the size of it. If it's present day (or a recognisable city-themed show) with paranormal aspects then it's Urban Fantasy. You also have the subgenres of steampunk and dystopia :D
     
  4. Kevin

    Kevin Code Monkey Staff Abductee

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    Constantine has been ordered to series and will air on Fox in 2014.
     
  5. Jethro

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    Anyone actually seen this one?

    Got through the season, a couple of decent episodes and a lot of not so good.

    The show has been cancelled and no one has picked it up. Just when you thought horror was owning television there's still shows that don't work.
     
  6. Tom

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    Loved the movie but never wanted to see a TV show about it.
     
  7. Kevin

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    This is one that I missed entirely. With so much on lately, even with the DVR, this one failed to catch my attention.
     
  8. Jethro

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    Not worth taking time out of your busy schedule, was overall hugely disappointing.
     
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  9. Kevin

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    Well, this is a bit surprising. The character of Constantine as played in the NBC series will be making appearances on the Arrow series on CW by the same actor, Matt Ryan. :o_O:

    It seems that after Constantine was cancelled the title actor from Arrow, Stephen Amell, offered to appear in episodes of the show if anybody were to pick it up for a second season. But a funny thing did happen... Warner Bros. produces both Arrow and Constantine and put the pieces in place to have Constantine appear in the Arrow universe starting with the upcoming fourth season's fifth episode titled "Haunted".

    The description by The CW is that Constantine will assist when arrows & traditional weapons won't work, aka: the supernatural. :devil:
     
  10. Kevin

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    ... and the first Arrow episode with Constantine will be airing next week, November 4th.
     

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