Just a few weeks ago, there was hardly any movement on the upcoming NBC series Constantine; however, things can, and usually do, change pretty quickly in the world of entertainment. This is currently the case for Constantine. Today, NBC has added Sons of Anarchy actor Harold Perrineau and True Blood’s Lucy Griffiths to the cast.
As I said before, you will probably recognize Perrineau from his role as drug kingpin Damon Pope on the hit FX series Sons of Anarchy. In the same respect, a number of you will recognize Griffiths from her role as Eric Northman’s vampire “sister” from True Blood.
Just last week, NBC announced that they had filled the biggest role in the series, the lead. Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior’s Matt Ryan will be playing the role of John Constantine.
Just in case you are not familiar with the premise of the story, here is a quick look at the synopsis of the show courtesy of IMDB.com.
A man struggling with his faith is haunted by the sins of his past but is suddenly thrust into the role of defending humanity from the gathering forces of darkness.”
As Per The Hollywood Reporter:
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.”
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.”
To me, the character seems like a darker version of Harry Dresden. If any of you are not familiar with the name, check out The Dresden Files novels.
It will be interesting to see who will be the next person to join the rapidly expanding cast of the show. I will have to admit that I am a bit intrigued about the story.
What do you think of the latest additions to the cast? Who do you think would make an amazing addition to the show? Sound off in the comments below and let us know what you think.