10:00am PT by Lesley Goldberg
Harold Perrineau, Lucy Griffiths to Co-Star in NBC's 'Constantine'
NBC's DC Comics adaptation Constantine is rapidly rounding out its cast.
The drama, based on the Hellblazer graphic novels, has tapped True Blood's Lucy Griffiths and Lost's Harold Perrineau to co-star, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
Constantine centers on master of the occult John Constantine (Criminal Minds' Matt Ryan), who struggles with his faith as he is haunted by the sins of his past and is suddenly thrust into the role of defending humanity from the gathering forces of darkness.
Griffiths will play 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. Griffiths (Robin Hood) is repped by DBA, Principal Entertainment and Hamilton Hodell.
Perrineau is set to portray 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. Perrineau (Wedding Band, Sons of Anarchy) is with APA.
Additionally, Charles Halford (True Detective, The Event) is cast as Chas, Constantine's oldest friend and staunch companion. The foreboding Chas possesses powerful survival skills that might possibly be supernatural. He's repped by Henderson and HG Entertainment.
From Warner Bros. Television, Dexter's Daniel Cerone penned the teleplay and crafted the story alongside David Goyer (Batman Begins). Neil Marshall will direct the pilot, which will film in Atlanta.