NBC’s CONSTANTINE Adds Harold Perrineau, Lucy Griffiths & Charles Halford
So much attention has been placed on Fox’s upcoming Gotham series that many folks have overlooked another comic book adaptation that is in the works with Constantine. Not long ago, we learned that Matt Ryan would be taking on the titular role for the series. The series will be based on the DC Comic’s Hellblazer character, which centers on John Constantine, a master of the occult, as he struggles with his faith and must deal with the sins of his past all while attempting to save humanity from impending darkness.
Today, the show is beginning to round out its cast by adding three more actors to the mix. Harold Perrineau, who most know from Lost and his stint on Sons of Anarchy, has signed on to play Manny, an angel who has been tasked with watching over Constantine. He has the ability to take possession of other people’s bodies and, while he is only meant to observe, he’s not afraid to step in if it means saving a life.
Lucy Griffiths, most known for her time on the supernatural series True Blood, will be playing Liv, the female lead of the series. She’s an off-beat character who teams up with Constantine after she is marked for death by a demon.She also possesses the ability to see the supernatural elements that surround mankind, making her a key player in the salvation of human kind. Finally, Charles Halford will fill the role of Chas, the faithful companion of Constantine. He is in the possession of incredible survival skills that may or may not be related to the supernatural world. Halford was most recently seen on the hit series True Detective.
The series is being penned by Daniel Cerone, who worked on the hit series Dexter, as well as David Goyer, the Warner Brothers comic book adaptation guru. Acclaimed director Neil Marshall will be helming the pilot, which is slated to shoot in Atlanta. We can expect to see more casting news from this series as we move closer to production, so stay tuned for more on this one!
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Source : The Hollywood Reporter