Last we heard, back in 2011, Fox was supposed to be developing a series based on The Spectre.
Nothing has been heard about the Spirit of Vengeance since.
Well, that is until now, but this time over at NBC with David S. Goyer’s Constantine.
Today saw new details released at the Television Critics Association where it became known that Goyer wants to introduce The Spectre and Jim Corrigan in Constantine with a potential for a spinoff TV series.
Actually, if DC and Warner Bros. okay the use of The Spectre in Constantine, we could see Jim Corrigan by episode 5.
Executive producer Daniel Cerone told IGN the following:
Look, I’m just bringing you in on the early creative discussions. It might happen, it might not. It’s just the point you’re catching us at. Right now, episode five is off on outline. Within the context of episode five, we had a need for a police officer who sees that supernatural evils exist. Right there, okay, that’s an opportunity to introduce a DC character. So we talked to our DC representatives and we’re like what if we make this character Jim Corrigan, who goes on the become The Spectre.
So it’s a perfect opportunity for us, because we can name this character Jim Corrigan and within our story, for the general viewer, that works, because now Constantine has a friend on the force. For the comic book fan, ‘My god, that’s Jim Corrigan! And we can get back to that character and can slowly develop that character and who knows, maybe there’s an opportunity in the future to even see the origin story unfold within the framework of our TV series. It creates opportunities and creatively you just have to go in and lay that groundwork in and try and let it unfold naturally. So we’re in the midst of approvals on that, but that’s one idea we’re exploring right now.”
It’s also said that when questioned about using different characters, Goyer replied, “The sky’s the limit,” and Cerone made a point emphasizing they want to make Constantine a success and get a second season so they can keep using the DC characters.