If you’ve not seen any of the clips of Constantine yet, it looks pretty awesome. Unfortunately, though, Lucy Griffiths is no longer going to be a part of the show after the debut episode.
The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Griffiths’ character, Liv, will be replaced as the female lead by Mary ‘Zed’ Martin, a character that first appeared back in Hellblazer #4. The Londoner with psychic abilities has yet to be cast.
The official word on the John Constantine-centric show reads:
Based on the wildly popular comic book series Hellblazer from DC Comics, seasoned demon hunter and master of the occult John Constantine (Matt Ryan, Criminal Minds) specialises in giving hell… hell. Armed with a ferocious knowledge of the dark arts and his wickedly naughty wit, he fights the good fight – or at least he did. With his soul already damned to hell, he’s decided to leave his do-gooder life behind, but when demons target Liv (Lucy Griffiths, True Blood), the daughter of one of Constantine’s oldest friends, he’s reluctantly thrust back into the fray – and he’ll do whatever it takes to save her. Before long, it’s revealed that Liv’s ‘second sight’ – an ability to see the worlds behind our world and predict supernatural occurrences – is a threat to a mysterious new evil that’s rising in the shadows. Now it’s not just Liv who needs protection; the angels are starting to get worried too. So, together, Constantine and Liv must use her power and his skills to travel the country, find the demons that threaten our world and send them back where they belong. After that, who knows… maybe there’s hope for him and his soul after all.
With Neil Marshall directing and David S. Goyer executive producing, the show will also feature Harold Perrineau and Charles Halford, airing in on NBC on 24th October. Now we just have to wait until the show finds a UK home.