NBC's DC Comics adaptation 'Constantine' is wasting no time in rounding out its cast. The network has now recruited 'True Blood's Lucy Griffiths and 'Lost's Harold Perrineau to co-star in the highly anticipated drama series.
Based on the 'Hellblazer' graphic novels, 'Constantine' will focus on master of the occult, John Constantine (played by 'Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior' vet Matt Ryan), who struggles with his faith as he becomes haunted by the sins of his past and is suddenly thrust into the role of defending humanity from the gathering forces of darkness. No big deal, right?
Griffiths will play the female lead, Liv — 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, Liv quickly becomes a key player in the battle between good and evil.
Meanwhile, Perrineau is set to portray Manny, an authoritative angel who possesses the power to step into other people’s bodies and is assigned to watch over Constantine. Although he is meant only to observe, Manny will not hesitate to intervene if it means saving a life.
Other recent hires include 'True Detective's Charles Halford, who will assume the role of Chas, Constantine's oldest friend and staunch companion. He is known to possess powerful survival skills that might possibly be of a supernatural nature.
Daniel Cerone ('Dexter') penned the script alongside David Goyer ('Batman Begins'). Neil Marshall will direct the pilot.