Constantine Looking for a New Leading Lady; Lucy Griffiths Out

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Constantine Looking for a New Leading Lady; Lucy Griffiths OutSome interesting news has hit the wire pertaining to NBC’s upcoming “Constantine.” THR is reporting that female lead Lucy Griffiths (“True Blood”) who played Liv, Constantine’s partner in crime, will be written out and replaced by another character from the source material.

Griffiths (pictured) has exited the network’s adaptation of Hellblazer after the show’s creators opted to move in a different direction. Griffiths played Liv, the female lead and an offbeat woman 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.

NBC will not recast the role but instead add the character of Zed, a familiar name from the Constantine books. That character, a foil for the show’s title character who becomes his right-hand woman, has not yet been cast. She will appear in an early episode of the series with additional characters from Hellblazer and the occult DC universe to be introduced later. Zed will, however, be the first to appear.

The cast also includes Harold Perrineau and Charles Halford. Writer Daniel Cerone (“The Mentalist,” “Dexter”) serves as executive producer with David S. Goyer (Man of Steel, The Dark Knight Rises). “Constantine” is produced by Bonanza Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television. The show is based upon characters published by DC Entertainment.

“Constantine” is heading our way Friday, October 24th, airing at 10PM, following the Season 4 premiere of “Grimm” at 9PM.

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