Details On Four Characters NBC Are Looking To Cast For The CONSTANTINE Pilot
Gotham and The Flash aren’t the only two DC-related pilots that are getting fast tracked by their respective networks. NBC is moving right along with their plans to make a TV series based on the chain-smoking detective of supernatural phenomena, John Constantine. We’ve heard a little bit about the behind the scenes aspects of the show and how DC super scribe David Goyer is involved, but now some details about the pilot’s cast have come to light. Constantine is mentioned of course, but three supporting characters are being cast soon as well.
KSite TV (via WatchtowerOfBabelNews.Com) have learned about four of the characters being cast for the pilot episode. According to the site, Constantine is the main focus of course, but they’re also looking for someone to play Chas. It’s probably safe to assume that the character would be Frank William “Chas” Chandler, the longtime friend and confidant of Constantine. Chas has been many things, but is usually seen as a taxi driver who sometimes has to serve as Constantine‘s muscle when things don’t go as planned. And yes, he was used as the template for Shia LaBeouf’s character in the Keanu Reeves film.
Two other characters have been named as well, though there aren’t any immediate details about who exactly they are. KSite names Liv and Manny. Someone who has a better recall of their Hellblazer lore may know more about who those two could be. Let me know if you do. So there’s the main cast of characters for the pilot. We’ve already got some names for CW‘s Flash pilot and Fox is finalizing some things with Gotham, so hopefully we hear more about Constantine soon. What do you think?