Welcome to Upfronts week, the week when all the networks make their presentations to potential advertisers to get them to commit to their fall schedules up front, see? First on the pitch is NBC, who released not only their schedule but synopses, screen shots and even trailers for their new shows, including the one we can barely wait for, Constantine. Behold:
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.
The cast also includes Harold Perrineau and Charles Halford.
Writer Daniel Cerone (“The Mentalist,” “Dexter”) serves as executive producer with David S. Goyer (“Man of Steel,” “The Dark Knight Rises”). “Constantine” is produced from Bonanza Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television. The show is based upon characters published by DC Entertainment.
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Trailer: Constantine – NBC Official #1
NBC has announced that Constantine will air Fridays at 10/9c, following Grimm, which will be keeping its 2013/14 slot at 9/8c. Unfortunately, with the cancellations of Revolution, Believe, and Dracula, those are the only two Our Kind of Series NBC has on its upcoming schedule.
To help make up for that, they’ll be airing two Our Kind of Event Series in the upcoming season; be watching SciFi Mafia later today for more information on those.
So far, the Fall 2014-15 grid is pretty easy:
9/8c Grimm (NBC)
10/9c Constantine (NBC)
We’ll keep you posted about the fall schedule, and once premiere dates are released you’ll be able to see how it all lines up on the SciFi Mafia Calendar.
Grimm, starring David Giuntoli, Silas Weir Mitchell, Bitsie Tulloch, Russell Hornsby, Sasha Roiz, Bree Turner, Claire Coffee, and Reggie Lee, airs its Season 3 finale this Friday at 9/8c, and returns this fall for Season 4 on Fridays at 9/8c on NBC.
Constantine, starring Matt Ryan, Lucy Griffiths, Harold Perrineau, and Charles Halford, will air this fall on Fridays at 10/9c on NBC.