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Oct. 22, 2014 | 9:00 a.m.

‘Constantine': 41 images from NBC’s fiery new supernatural thriller

Director Neil Marshall has some encouraging news for fans of the character John Constantine, who will be at the center of his own new NBC series once “Constantine” premieres Friday. ” ‘Constantine’ doesn’t feel necessarily like a comic book adaptation — I know it is — but we’re playing it for scares,” said Marshall, who was behind the camera for the pilot episode. “We’re playing it nice and dark.” Created by executive producers Daniel Cerone (“Dexter”) and David S. Goyer (“The Dark Knight” film trilogy), “Constantine” is based on DC Comics’ antihero, a chain-smoking con man and occult detective from Liverpool, known for his cynicism and foul-mouthed snark. Constantine served as the lead character in the “Hellblazer” series, though he made his comics debut in a 1985 issue of “Swamp Thing.” More recently, he’s the star of his own New […]
Oct. 03, 2014 | 1:57 p.m.

‘Constantine': First look at demonic trailer, poster for NBC horror show

Constantine poster (featured image)
“Constantine” premieres on NBC on Oct. 24, and Hero Complex readers can get a first look at a new teaser video as well as a poster featuring John Constantine that will be distributed to comics retailers to help promote the new series. The new poster, from artist Gene Ha, features British actor Matt Ryan donning the DC character’s trademark trench coat for the show, based on DC Comics’ antihero John Constantine, a chain-smoking con man and occult detective from Liverpool, known for his cynicism and foul-mouthed snark. Constantine, who served as the lead character in the “Hellblazer” series, made his comics debut in a 1985 issue of “Swamp Thing.” More recently, he’s the star of his own New 52 title, “Constantine,” and a major player in “Justice League Dark.” The new teaser video (above) hints at Constantine’s dark past, including […]
May 16, 2014 | 3:34 p.m.

‘Grimm': Russell Hornsby talks monster finale, mysterious future

Hornsby as Hank Griffin. (Scott Green/NBC)
The Season 3 finale of “Grimm” arrives Friday evening with a festive twist — the episode sees Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell) and Rosalee (Bree Turner) wed, and it’s Hank Griffin, played by actor Russell Hornsby, who has the pleasure of giving away the bride. One of the few human characters on the supernatural NBC series, Hornsby’s Griffin is called up to lend a grounded perspective to the often outrageous adventures. He’s faced monsters and kept his sanity (unlike fellow human Sgt. Wu, played by Reggie Lee, who has in the past temporarily tipped into madness), and he understands the true nature of his partner, Portland Det. Nick Burkhardt (David Giuntoli.) In advance of Friday’s episode, Hero Complex caught up with Hornsby to chat about the season finale, Hank’s role in the series’ ongoing narrative and when the detective might find […]
May 13, 2014 | 3:49 p.m.

‘Constantine': Matt Ryan confronts his demons in trailer for NBC show

The first trailer for NBC’s pilot “Constantine” has arrived, offering a sneak peak into Matt Ryan’s portrayal of the beloved antihero. The show is based on the DC Comics character John Constantine, a chain-smoking con man and occult detective from Liverpool, England, known for his cynicism and foul-mouthed snark. Constantine, who served as the lead character in the “Hellblazer” series, made his comics debut in a 1985 issue of “Swamp Thing.” More recently, he’s the star of his own New 52 title, “Constantine,” and a major player in “Justice League Dark.” Judging from the new trailer, the NBC series, created by executive producers Daniel Cerone (“Dexter”) and David S. Goyer (“The Dark Knight” film trilogy), appears more faithful to Constantine’s cynical, disaffected origins than 2005’s feature film “Constantine,” starring Keanu Reeves as the reluctant paranormal investigator. The “Constantine” pilot was […]
March 13, 2014 | 11:56 a.m.

‘Constantine’ first look: Matt Ryan looks the part for NBC pilot

Matt Ryan in character as John Constantine, the DC Comics character that serves as the inspiration for the NBC pilot "Constantine." (Warner Bros. Television)
The first official image for the upcoming NBC pilot “Constantine” is out, offering a glimpse of British actor Matt Ryan donning the DC character’s trademark trenchcoat. The show is based on DC Comics’ antihero John Constantine, a chain-smoking con man and occult detective from Liverpool, known for his cynicism and foul-mouthed snark. Constantine, who served as the lead character in the “Hellblazer” series, made his comics debut in a 1985 issue of “Swamp Thing.” More recently, he’s the star of his own New 52 title, “Constantine” and a major player in “Justice League Dark.” The NBC and Warner Bros. Television pilot comes from executive producers Daniel Cerone (“Dexter”) and David S. Goyer (“The Dark Knight” film trilogy) and director Neil Marshall (“Game of Thrones”). “I’ve been a fan of John Constantine since he was first introduced in 1985,” Goyer said […]
March 06, 2014 | 8:42 p.m.

‘Grimm’ star Reggie Lee on fairy tales, first names and killer doughnuts

Reggie Lee as Sgt. Wu in the "Mommy Dearest" episode of "Grimm." (NBC)
As Sgt. Wu on NBC’s “Grimm,” actor Reggie Lee dutifully has helped solve some of Portland’s most bizarre and often gruesome crimes over the last few seasons of the series, and he’s done so without letting on that something serious could be amiss in the Pacific Northwest. With Friday’s episode, titled “Mommy Dearest,” Wu is about to learn some surprising truths as he’s confronted by the notion that a force from his own nightmares could be alive and terrorizing his friends. Another big moment in the upcoming episode? Fans will finally hear the sergeant’s first name. (Check out a clip from the episode above.) Hero Complex recently caught up with Lee to discuss the ways in which his Filipino heritage is referenced in “Mommy Dearest,” his character’s reaction to supernatural sights and his connection to “Grimm” fans. Be warned, though, the […]
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