Look, the Keanu Reeves movie was fine. Surprisingly entertaining, if somewhat fluffy, featuring solid performances from its two leads and stellar scenery chewing from Tilda Swinton and Peter Stormare. And hey, it had a mostly-not-annoying Shia!
But this. This is something different. This, at least based on this little glimpse, is much closer to seeing DC Comics’ terrific Hellblazer comic brought to screen. Matt Ryan is terrific, not just in appearance, but in what I would have imagined John Constantine’s delivery to be like (even if his trademark chain smoking likely won’t make it into the show).
Take a look at the original:
But appearances aside, the show, produced by David S. Goyer, has some great atmosphere and set design, and some pretty spiffy effects. I am, let us say, quite hopeful for this coming Fall.