CONSTANTINE Casts Lucy Griffiths, Harold Perrineau & Charles Halford
Deadline report that NBC's Constantine show has gained a trio of impressive new cast members. Joining Matt Ryan as the titular foul mouthed occultist will be Lucy Griffiths as Liv, Harold Perrineau as Manny, and Charles Halford as Chas. Readers of the Vertigo Hellblazer comic will know Chas well, but the other two appear to be new characters created just for the show. Deadline provide some details on them.
Three new cast members have been added to NBC's Constantine pilot: Lucy Griffiths (True Blood) will play female lead Liv, Harold Perrineau (Lost) will play Manny, and Charles Halford (True Detective) will play JC's longtime pal Chas.
"Liv is an offbeat young woman tired of her ordinary life who comes to discover that she has the ability of seeing the supernatural world among us, which makes her a key player in the battle between good and evil. Liv teams up with Constantine to save lives, master her power, and learn more about her late father. Perrineau will play Manny, an authoritative angel assigned to watch over Constantine who has the power to step into other people’s bodies, and although he is meant only to observe, Manny will not hesitate to help out if he can save a life. Halford will play Chas, Constantine’s oldest friend and staunch companion who possesses powerful survival skills that might possibly be supernatural."
The show will be produced by The Mentalist executive producer Daniel Cerone and, the man who now very much seems to be DC/WB's go-to-guy, David S. Goyer. Constantine centers on John Constantine, an "enigmatic and irreverent con man-turned-reluctant supernatural detective who is thrust into the role of defending us against dark forces from beyond". The character is also expected to pop up in Guillermo del Toro's Dark Universe (an adaptation of the Justice League Dark comic book) and of course was already featured in his own movie starring Keanu Reeves - though thankfully this next incarnation will be a bit more blond..and British.
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