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Goyer: NBC's 'Constantine' 'Clings More Closely to the Source Material'

Work on NBC's Constantine pilot is well under way, and according to writer/executive producer David S. Goyer, the television series will have much more in common with its comic-book roots than the Keanu Reeves film did.

In an interview with I Am Rogue, Goyer discussed the work on the pilot -- which, by this point, will have begun filming -- and teased a bit of what fans of the character can expect.

"He will have his signature trench coat and skinny tie. I would say that the show clings more closely to the sourse material then the film did. Even though the film was interesting," he said. "Quite a few other characters from the comic books and possibly from the DC Universe should we move forward will be showing up. ... I think we would try to bring in some of the other occult figures."

As to whether Constantine will be sporting his signature cigarette, the executive producer said it was a "tricky" proposition for network television, but that the team was "negotiating." Goyer also stated that one more actor -- beyond star Matt Ryan and supporting actors Harold Perrineau, Charles Halford and Lucy Griffiths -- has yet to be announced as a character from the comics.

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