Justice League Dark: J.J. Abrams Reportedly Working on Many DC Shows With Constantine, Zatanna

By Richard Nebens Updated:
Constantine and Zatanna

HBO Max is quickly becoming known more and more as the home of everything DC Comics. Already, it is serving as the home for the Director’s Cut of Justice League, a spinoff series for 2021’s The Batman, Doom Patrol, and so much more in the future.

This is continuing today after the exciting breaking news that John Cena and James Gunn will be heading up a solo prequel series centered around his character from The Suicide Squad, Peacemaker, for which Gunn is writing the entirety of the plot.

A new rumor has just been released along with that news, which could mean an even more expansive universe on the way...


In a new release from The Hollywood Reporter, producer JJ Abrams is reportedly working on supernatural shows featuring Constantine and Zatanna, among others, in the Justice League Dark territory of the DC universe. There are no other confirmed details, such as if these series would exist within the DCEU or its planned multiverse.


Nothing has been reported about Abrams being involved in anything relating to DC Comics up until this point, so there are still plenty of unknowns regarding this possible expansion into Justice League Dark. Considering this came right alongside the news of the Peacemaker solo series, it seems that these series will be in that same universe, which also means it could potentially tie into the DCEU via The Suicide Squad.

No matter how confusing or convoluted the continuity is between DC films, TV shows, and the multiverses surrounding them, there is no shortage of planning from the company’s higher-ups. Abrams has made a name for himself among multiple fandoms, including both Star Trek and Star Wars, and he should have plenty of insight for how this potential new Justice League Dark universe could expand into something quite impressive.

There is no word on any timeframe for the projects centered around Constntine or Zatanna, with Peacemaker set to go into production in early 2021. The Suicide Squad is scheduled for theatrical release on August 6, 2021.

- About The Author: Richard Nebens
Richard Nebens joined The Direct in March 2020, now serving as the site's Senior Writer and also working as an assistant editor and content creator. He started his journalism career as a hobby in 2019 and is passionate about sharing news and stories from the entertainment industry, especially comic book movies, comedy, and sci-fi. Richard looks to expand his knowledge about movies and TV every day, and he is eager to stay locked into the latest releases and breaking news at every opportunity.