It looks as though HBO Max has found its new John Constantine in the form of Ṣọpẹ Dìrísù.
According to sources speaking with The Illuminerdi, HBO Max is finishing up a deal with Ṣọpẹ Dìrísù (Gangs of London) to take on everyone’s favorite British supernatural investigator.
Knights Edge Media has also revealed the possible logline for the series.
The series blends urban action, body horror, and the supernatural on the streets of modern-day London. It follows a young man whose entire world is upended when a chance encounter with a young girl pulls him into the dark and treacherous world of the occult.
Knights Edge Media has also revealed that HBO Max is in the process of casting two additional roles for the series. Akara, a 10-year-old Cambodian girl, and Pich, a man in his 60s who is deceptively strong.
First introduced in The Saga of the Swamp Thing #37 in 1985, Constantine has bone on to become a fan-favorite character. He has also been played by two other actors in live-action by Keanu Reeves in a 2005 film, and by Matt Ryan in a self-titled series for NBC, and then in both Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow.
Filming is expected to begin this fall and run through early 2023. Photography is expected to take place in the U.K. and Morocco.
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