First Trailer for NBC’s CONSTANTINE

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NBC has released the first trailer for Daniel Cerone‘s highly anticipated adaptation of the DC comic “Hellblazer,” on the heels of the announcement that it will air on Friday nights at 10pm this fall.

In addition to opinion that DC would be victorious over Marvel in the battle for TV dominance, upcoming season will bring television adaptations of Gotham, Flash, iZombie and Constantine. The latter will have you glued to your couch.

The newest iteration of John Constantine played by Matt Ryan sees him working as a supernatural detective protecting the world from dark forces; Lucy Griffiths (True Blood), Harold Perrineau (Lost) and Charles Halford (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) co-stars in the series from David S. Goyer (Man of Steel), who is executive producing the series along with Dexter writer Cerone.

Neil Marshall (The Descent) directed the pilot.

Watch the trailer, with Ryan showing he’s much more suited to the role than Keanu Reeves in the Hollywood adaptation of comic book.

The video has been removed so click ahead for a full clip from the first episode.

Doesn’t look bad. The dialogue might be a little dodgy. What do you think of it?

Based on the wildly popular DC Comics series “Hellblazer,” seasoned demon hunter and master of the occult John Constantine (Matt Ryan, “Criminal Minds”) specializes in giving hell… hell. Armed with a ferocious knowledge of the dark arts and his wickedly naughty wit, he fights the good fight — or at least he did. With his soul already damned to hell, he’s decided to leave his do-gooder life behind, but when demons target Liv (Lucy Griffiths, “True Blood”), the daughter of one of Constantine’s oldest friends, he’s reluctantly thrust back into the fray – and he’ll do whatever it takes to save her. Before long, it’s revealed that Liv’s “second sight” — an ability to see the worlds behind our world and predict supernatural occurrences — is a threat to a mysterious new evil that’s rising in the shadows. Now it’s not just Liv who needs protection; the angels are starting to get worried too. So, together, Constantine and Liv must use her power and his skills to travel the country, find the demons that threaten our world and send them back where they belong. After that, who knows… maybe there’s hope for him and his soul after all.