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Harold Perrineau and Lucy Griffiths added to NBC's Constantine

03.05.2014

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?

Source: Deadline

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1:53PM on 03/06/2014
Griffith's striking resemblance to Rachel W probably played an important role in her getting this part. I'm excited for this show. If it's in the vein of Supernatural, and whether they choose to follow the comic or the movie, I'm not bothered as I enjoy them both.
Griffith's striking resemblance to Rachel W probably played an important role in her getting this part. I'm excited for this show. If it's in the vein of Supernatural, and whether they choose to follow the comic or the movie, I'm not bothered as I enjoy them both.
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11:14AM on 03/09/2014
So glad I'm not the only one who thinks that. I wouldn't mind if they were following the movie either... I rather enjoyed it.
So glad I'm not the only one who thinks that. I wouldn't mind if they were following the movie either... I rather enjoyed it.
10:18AM on 03/06/2014
"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."
You know it's based on a comic book, not the movie, right? Chaz is from the comics, he si a taxi driver and a longtime friend of Constantine.
"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."
You know it's based on a comic book, not the movie, right? Chaz is from the comics, he si a taxi driver and a longtime friend of Constantine.
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12:00AM on 03/06/2014

SWAMP THING

Can we get some Swamp Thing up in here??
Can we get some Swamp Thing up in here??
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8:05PM on 03/05/2014
Good casting. Perinneau is always solid and Lucy Griffiths is really sexy and did a good job on True Blood.
Good casting. Perinneau is always solid and Lucy Griffiths is really sexy and did a good job on True Blood.
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7:54PM on 03/05/2014
Glad they cast a better Chas than Shia LeBeouf. I mean, at least his character and role description is closer to the comic book version and not just an overeager teenage taxi driver.
Glad they cast a better Chas than Shia LeBeouf. I mean, at least his character and role description is closer to the comic book version and not just an overeager teenage taxi driver.
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7:59PM on 03/05/2014
Shia was actually pretty good in Constantine, a highly underrated movie btw. Also, I don't understand why he gets so much grief, he's a decent actor, with great comedic ability, he should do a true comedy.
Shia was actually pretty good in Constantine, a highly underrated movie btw. Also, I don't understand why he gets so much grief, he's a decent actor, with great comedic ability, he should do a true comedy.
11:10PM on 03/05/2014
I do like the movie quite a bit and Shia was a nice fit to balance out Keanu's blank stares and humorless persona, but that version of Chas was pretty much there just to fill the annoying sidekick trope.
I do like the movie quite a bit and Shia was a nice fit to balance out Keanu's blank stares and humorless persona, but that version of Chas was pretty much there just to fill the annoying sidekick trope.
7:50PM on 03/05/2014
Harold Perrineau is perennially very cool.
Harold Perrineau is perennially very cool.
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7:14PM on 03/05/2014
Loved her in BBC's Robin Hood
Loved her in BBC's Robin Hood
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