John Constantine is a chain smoking son of a bitch… just not in David Goyer’s upcoming TV series because everything in today’s day and age needs to be kid friendly! And kids should not know that people smoke… even if their parents do it…
“It’s the one thing, a compromise I guess,” the director said in an interview with Collider. “On network, it’s the one thing you can’t smoke on network. That’s one of his character traits. We’re working around that. We’re trying to get aspects of it in there as much as possible. We’ll see.”
He he continued to state he wants to make the series as scary as possible. This makes the removal even stupider.
“The intention is to be as dark and scary as possible with the show. And that was our whole kind of plan going in, to make it scary. So we’re going to explore all kinds of things. But the smoking is very frustrating. Who knows where it will go; where the story will go; where the character will go? There’s still lots of options.”
Constantine premieres October 24 on NBC.