NBC Orders Dramas ‘Constantine,’ ‘Mysteries of Laura,’ Comedy ‘A to Z’

NBC Orders Dramas 'Constantine,' 'Mysteries of

NBC is filling out its 2014-15 season lineup, giving series orders to dramas “Constantine” and “The Mysteries of Laura” and comedy “A to Z.”

All three projects hail from Warner Bros. TV.

“Constantine” (pictured above), starring Matt Ryan, is an adaptation of the DC Comics property “Hellblazer.”

Daniel Cerone and David S. Goyer exec produce the fantasy vehicle about occult master and demon hunter John Constantine, who is tasked with defending humanity from the forces of evil. Harold Perrineau Jr., Lucy Griffiths and Charles Halford co-star.

Debra Messing starrer “Mysteries of Laura” is an adaptation of a Spanish format. It’s written and exec produced by Jeff Rake along with Greg Berlanti. Messing plays a homicide detective with a messy personal life. Laz Alonso, Josh Lucas and Janina Gavankar also star.

On Tuesday, NBC handed series orders to three drama pilots: “Allegiance,” “Odyssey” and “State of Affairs.”

“A to Z” (pictured below) comes from scribe Ben Queen and exec producer Rashida Jones.

Ben Feldman (“Mad Men”) and Cristin Milioti (“How I Met Your Mother”) star as a mismatched pair who are brought together by a technical glitch at the online dating company where Feldman’s character works.

Queen wrote the pilot and exec produces with Jones and her producing partner Will McCormack.

Jones has had a busy week. On top of “A to Z,” TBS gave a series order to “Angie Tribeca,” the police procedural satire that Jones toplines for Steve Carell’s Carousel TV banner.

NBC on Tuesday gave the greenlight to “Marry Me,” another relationship-driven comedy. The Peacock has already given series orders to two other comedies (Craig Robinson’s “Mr. Robinson” and Ellie Kemper’s “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”) for the coming season but is expected to add at least one or two more prior to Monday’s upfront presentation in New York.



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  1. A Hellblazer series based show in network television and all the censure that goes with it is bound to fail. hate to be a naysayer but it0s impoossible not to say nay to that…

  2. JoeR says:

    Agreed…this should have been on cable. Heck, a network Constantine won’t even be allowed to smoke. But at least he’s a Brit with a more accurate look than Keanu.

  3. jedi77 says:

    Sad to se Constantine going to broadcast, instead of cable. I think it could have the potential to be a great show, but not 22 episodes a season. More like 10-12 really well written episodes with less filler, that would work.

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