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IAR: Can you talk a little bit about Constantine? When do you start shooting the pilot?
David S. Goyer: We start shooting next week. Shooting the pilot. We only have four series regulars but we've cast them all now. I'm proud to say that Constantine is actually being played by a British guy. Matt Ryan and he is going to have blond hair.
Will he smoke?
Goyer: That's a tricky one on network TV. We're negotiating right now. He will have his signature trench coat and skinny tie. I would say that the show clings more closely to the sourse material then the film did. Even though the film was interesting.
So the series will be closer to what Alan Moore created?
Goyer: Yeah. And quite a few other characters from the comic books and possibly from the DC universe should we move forward will be showing up.
Similar to what they have been doing on Arrow?
Goyer: I think we would try to bring in some of the other occult figures.
Who else have you recently cast as possible series regulars?
Goyer: Harold Perrineau. He's amazing. He plays an angel but not the kind of angel from Touched by an Angel. He's fantastic. Charles Halford who plays Reggie Ledoux on True Detective. He plays Chas. I don't know if you know that character from the comic books. He's sort of Constantine's strong man/friend. Lucy Griffiths who is ... I don't want to say too much about her. She' s an amalgam of characters. Hopefully, touch wood, They'll be another recurring character announced. Pretty cool actor who fans will know the character he plays from the comic books as well.
Will this be a visual effects heavy show?
Goyer: Yes, very. And Neil Marshall who directed The Descent, Black Sails, and Game of Thrones is doing the pilot. He's pretty good with scares.
John Constantine (Ryan) struggles with his faith while haunted by the sins of his past and is suddenly thrust into the role of defending humanity from the gathering forces of darkness.
Constantine is about to begin production on its pilot episode.