Harold Perrineau and Lucy Griffiths added to NBC's Constantine
All you had to say was “Harold Perrineau.” Count me in.
NBC’s CONSTANTINE adaptation has added three cast members to the roster. One of them is Perrineau, who you know from OZ, LOST, and Baz Luhrmann’s ROMEO + JULIET. The other two are Lucy Griffiths (TRUE BLOOD) and Charles Halford (TRUE DETECTIVE).
Deadline gave the rundown on the roles that each of the new actors would fill:
Constantine centers on John Constantine (Matt Ryan), an enigmatic and irreverent con man-turned-reluctant supernatural detective who is thrust into the role of defending us against dark forces from beyond. When Liv (Griffiths), the daughter of a late friend, is targeted by demons, Constantine steps in to save her. Griffiths’ 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.
Quite a few characters here with supernatural abilities. None of them I can find related to the character in the past. The only one that sounds close is Liv, who is similar to Rachel Weisz’s role in the 2005 feature film.
I’d eventually like to see a Justice League Dark come from this if all goes well with the series. I’ll make due with an appearance by Zatanna if JLD doesn’t happen. You gotta have Zatanna, right?