NBC’s TV show Constantine, based on DC Comics' Hellblazer, has added Lucy Griffiths (True Blood, Robin Hood) as Liv, Harold Perrineau (Lost, OZ) as Manny, and Charles Halford (True Detective) as Chas to the cast. They join Matt Ryan, who has already been cast as the title character John Constantine.
Character descriptions from THR:
Liv, the female lead and an offbeat young lady who finds herself teamed with Constantine after she is marked for death by a powerful demon. With the ability to see the supernatural world among us, she becomes a key player in the battle between good and evil.
Manny, an authoritative angel assigned to watch over Constantine. He 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.
Chas, Constantine's oldest friend and staunch companion. The foreboding Chas possesses powerful survival skills that might possibly be supernatural.
The 2005 film adaptation also titled Constantine met with mixed receptions, due mainly to fan gripes about large departures from the source material. Hopefully the show is able to deliver on the high expectations of those fans.
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