Some quick casting news has arrived for NBC’s “Constantine” series as The Wrap is reporting that Harold Perrineau (“Lost”), Lucy Griffiths (“True Blood”), and Charles Halford (“True Detective”) have joined the graphic novel pilot.
Perrineau (pictured), who played the role of Michael Dawson on ABC’s “Lost” and recently appeared in FX’s “Sons of Anarchy,” has been cast as series regular Manny. The network describes the character as an authoritative figure assigned to watch over Constantine (series star Matt Ryan).
Griffiths will play the role of Liv, Constantine’s partner with supernatural abilities. She most recently starred in the sixth season of HBO’s “True Blood” as Nora Gainesborough. “True Detective’s” Charles Halford has been cast as Chas, Constantine’s oldest friend and staunch companion with possible supernatural survival skills.
Constantine is described as a working-class Londoner with rakish good looks, scruffy blond hair, deadpan humor, and signature trench coat, who has been studying the dark arts since he was a teenager. When the daughter of a late friend is targeted by demons, Constantine steps in to save her.
The pilot was written by “The Mentalist” executive producer Daniel Cerone and David S. Goyer (The Dark Knight, Batman Begins, Man of Steel, “Da Vinci’s Demons”). Neil Marshall (Dog Soldiers, The Descent, “Game of Thrones”) will direct.
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