Geoff Johns Says DC is Open to Doctor Fate TV Series
This week saw TV’s latest addition to its superhero fad, Constantine. The DC-titled series, which aired its pilot on Oct. 24, 2014, premiered Matt Ryan as DC’s exorcist, demonologist and Master of the Dark Arts. Read on further to find out the latest buzz about the show’s surprise Easter Egg.
In an interview with Buzz Feed, DC Entertainment Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns shares the studios plan to use DC TV shows like "The Flash," "Constantine," "Gotham" and "Arrow" as jump-off points for potential new shows.
“We’re trying to utilize as many characters as we possibly can, but there is a conscious effort to explore the DC universe. Like on Constantine, we already have Jim Corrigan, we put Dr. Fate’s helmet in the pilot; that wasn’t just an Easter egg. I like the term Easter egg, but I prefer all our Easter eggs actually lead somewhere, that they’re foreshadowing. So a lot of the things we’ve planted in these series are there to lead to and introduce new characters.” said Johns.
DC has been boldly setting up their franchises onto new frontiers, with DC titled shows dominating the TV screens and setting up 10 major DC titled pics, such as the Justice League, Suicide Squad and Cyborg etc.
Dr. Fate’s first TV appearance was in the TV show “Smallville” in its two-part episode titled "Absolute Justice" played by actor Brent Stait alongside other DC heroes Hawkman and Star Girl. His helmet would again reappear in season 10’s episode, “Lazarus.” "Smallville’"s Season 9 Episode 11 became the show’s highest-rated episode of that season, receiving generally mixed reviews from critics as well as praise to the guest characters' back stories.
Based on the characters appearing in the comic series Hellblazer published by DC Comics under their Vertigo imprint, Constantine stars Matt Ryan as the titular John Constantine, Harold Perrineau, Charles Halford, Angélica Celaya and Lucy Griffiths. Constantine airs on NBC, every Friday at 10 p.m. ET/PT.