DC fans, are you ready for Constantine’s return to the screen?

HBO Max is currently hard at work on a new Constantine series under executive producer J.J. Abrams. We don’t know much about the project yet, but our friends over at The Illuminerdi dropped some new details today.

The Illuminerdi reports production on Constantine will begin this fall, under the working title of “Chimney.” Principal photography will run approximately through February 2023, filming in both the UK and Morocco.

Additionally, we have further insight as to who HBO Max wants to fill the lead role of John Constantine. Reportedly, the creative team is searching for a Black British man in his late 20s.

John Constantine made his DC Comics debut back in 1985. The character has made several jumps to the screen before, most notably in the 2005 feature film starring Keanu Reeves and across multiple animated shows, voiced by Matt Ryan.

HBO Max’s upcoming Constantine series represents the network’s latest venture with Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions. Fans can also expect a new animated series, Batman: Caped Crusader, and a feature film centered around the character Zatanna.

In addition to Abrams, Constantine’s executive producers include Lovecraft Country alums Rachel Rusch-Rich and Ben Stephenson. British author Guy Bolton will write the series.

The last live-action screen appearance of the Hellblazer happened on DC’s Legends of Tomorrow in 2021. Ryan appeared as the character on the CW series, but ultimately died in the penultimate episode of the show’s sixth season.

So, are you excited to see a new Constantine series? Who would you want to play the Hellblazer himself? Let us know in the comments below.

Source: The Illuminerdi

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