Raising Hell: NBC’s Constantine

[T]his fall, NBC will premiere yet another gnostic take on demonology with its version of ‘Constantine’.  Most who follow the genre will remember Keanu Reeves as John Constantine, but NBC’s version of the DC comic (Hellblazer) showcases Matt Ryan (Criminal Minds) as the demon hunter. The theology is lousy, relying on hocus pocus spells to counteract the Fallen, when all believers in Christ know better. However, if the program can be used with young people as a Mars Hill moment, then it’s useful. Here’s the main trailer: