Neil Marshall, director of the pilot episode of NBC's upcoming Constantine, gave an interview to Collider this weekend where he was asked whether Constantine will be allowed to smoke on TV. He answered:
No we’re not. It’s the one thing, a compromise I guess. 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.
Marshall remained ambiguous on whether or not Constantine will have cancer on the show:
I have no idea where the story is going to go beyond the pilot, so I can’t answer that one.
Well, not smoking makes sense. John Constantine is a role model for kids, and we wouldn't want the little tykes getting the idea that... wait, what? He's not a role model? He's kind of a bastard.
Oh, well, regardless, this is a wholesome show, and we can't have dark themes like... he said what later in the interview?
Hannibal is on NBC, and that’s pretty dark and disturbing. Whatever the regulations are, you can be as dark and disturbing as you want and we’re going to go in that direction. 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.
Oh, for fuck's sake.
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.
Maybe Constantine will try an e-cig?
Constantine airs on Saturday Morning on the Disney Channel starting this fall, so be sure to tune... Oh, it's on Friday Nights on NBC? What the fuck is the problem then?
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