By: Adam Basciano
With Matt Ryan recently being cast as the main character in the NBC adaptation “Constantine”, three more have been announced as joining the cast. The lead female role of Liv will be played by Lucy Griffiths (True Blood) The character is described as, 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.” Actor Herold Perrineau (Lost) 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.” Finally, actor Charles Helford (True Detective) “will play Chas, Constantine’s oldest friend and staunch companion who possesses powerful survival skills that might possibly be supernatural.”
From some of the descriptions of the characters, this pilot has a feel similar to the CW’s “Supernatural.” I like that show. Plus, with “Dracula” NBC has shown its willingness to go a bit darker then most networks, this show has the potential to be quite interesting indeed. Plus, anyone else playing Chas other than Shia Labeouf is a good thing.