First we learn that John Constantine can’t even smoke on NBC’s new show, now we’re getting word from THR that his partner in crime, Liv, played by Lucy Griffiths has exited the network's comic drama “Constantine”. The reason is simple enough, actually, as the site reports that she left the project after the show's creators opted to move in a different direction. Griffiths character, Liv, is the female lead and an offbeat woman who finds herself teamed with Constantine after she is marked for death by a powerful demon. So what happens to the role now that Lucy Griffiths is out?
Apparently, NBC is not looking to recast the role but instead add the character of Zed, a familiar name from the books. Zed hasn't been cast just yet so be on the lookout for that news as soon as we get it. Zed will appear in an early episode of the series, with additional characters from Hellblazer and the occult DC universe to be introduced later. I'm not entirely sure what to make of this news just yet, is it good or bad? Hoping for the best with this one, guys.
Constantine centers on master of the occult John Constantine (Criminal Minds' Matt Ryan), who struggles with his faith as he is haunted by the sins of his past and is suddenly thrust into the role of defending humanity from the gathering forces of darkness.
"Constantine" airs Fridays at 10 p.m. starting Oct. 24 on NBC.