One of the stars of a CBS drama series will play the lead role in a new NBC drama. Deadline.com reports that the NBC project "Constantine" cast Matt Ryan from CBS’s “Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior” in the title role for the pilot.
The project is based on characters from DC Comics’ John Constantine stories. Ryan will play Constantine, a con man who becomes a supernatural detective.
“John Constantine is described as a working-class Londoner with rakish good looks, scruffy blond hair, deadpan humor, and signature trench coat, who has been studying the dark arts since he was a teenager,” the story notes.
The project is from Warner Bros. TV, with “The Mentalist” executive producer Daniel Cerone writing with David S. Goyer, whom the story describes as “the go-to writer for Warner Bros.’ feature DC adaptations.”
Ryan starred along with Forest Whitaker and Janeane Garofalo in the "Criminal Minds" spinoff "Suspect Behavior," which lasted just one 13-episode season on CBS in 2011.