Constantine: NBC show about comic book character premieres Friday. Who is Constantine? (VIDEO)

Constantine Is One of the Greatest Comic Book Characters. Should You Watch His New Show?

Constantine Is One of the Greatest Comic Book Characters. Should You Watch His New Show?

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Oct. 23 2014 12:01 PM

Who Is Constantine, and Should You Watch His New Show?

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Most people probably know of John Constantine, if they know of him at all, from the perhaps underrated but ultimately forgettable 2005 Keanu Reeves movie. But John Constantine is one of the most celebrated comic book characters of all time, with nearly 30 years of publication history to his name.

With a new television series premiering next month on NBC, here’s a brief primer on the character and why you should give the series a shot.

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Update, Nov. 28, 2016: This video has been removed pending the resolution of a licensing claim.

Chris Wade is a New York-based video and audio producer and an occasional contributor to Brow Beat.