“Constantine” had its chance to make big strides when it appeared from 2014 to 2015 with Matt Ryan in the lead role. Unfortunately, that did not click and it appears J.J. Abrams' production company, Bad Robot, will try its luck.

In a report from Deadline, Bad Robot is reportedly developing a darker reboot in collaboration with WarnerMedia of the DC Comics “Constantine.”

However, the twist is that for the rebooted show, viewers will see “Constantine” as a young Londoner. Guy Bolton has already written the pilot script and plans to open a writers room in March 2023.

Unlike the previous series in which Matt Ryan starred, the character in the rebooted “Constantine” will be taking on a diverse role.

The new “Constantine” project will be the latest from Bad Robot, the same company that delivered other flicks such as “Overlook” which was inspired by Stephen King’s “The Shining,” “Duster,” and a DC Justice League Dark show.

Bolton is a fledgling writer out of the United Kingdom. He previously wrote two books, “The Pictures,” which has been sold to Hell or High Water and Outlaw King director David Mackenzie and his production company Sigma Films for a feature adaptation, and The Syndicate.

He is also working on The Croupier, an original pilot script that is in development with Gentleman Jack producer Lookout Point and Sky. Bolton is represented by ICM and Grandview.

It will be interesting if the rebooted “Constantine” will do better. After the previous rendition failed to gain ground, Ryan ended up moving to the Arrowverse and became a regular on “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.”

The series where Ryan starred in was developed by David Goyer and Daniel Cerone and based similarly on the DC Comics character “John Constantine,” a British exorcist and occult detective who hunts the supernatural.

Matt Ryan takes part in an interview focusing on his appearance on Constantine
Matt Ryan takes part in an interview focusing on his appearance on Constantine Getty Images | Lorne Thomson

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