NBC’s “Constantine” isn’t hitting small screens until October, but already the show has fans agitated. The drama, based on the DC comics franchises “Hellblazer” and “Constantine,” centers on the adventures of con man and supernatural detective John Constantine. Some fans are concerned about the accuracy of the character, not because of the costume or the powers, but because of the title character’s sexuality.
In the “Hellblazer” comic books, John Constantine is shown as having both male and female lovers, though his sexuality is never explicitly labeled. NBC’s version, however, has only planned female love interests for the character. Executive producer Daniel Cerone told Entertainment Weekly at the Television Critics Association’s press tour on Sunday that the character’s sexuality was not integral to the character, stating, “In those comic books, John Constantine aged in real time. Within this tome of three decades
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