It was hinted at the recent San Diego Comic-Con
that infamous DC Comics character Papa Midnite,the voodoo king of New Orleans, will be gracing the NBC series Constantine
and now producers have found John Constantine's magical adversary. According to USA Today
, Michael James Shaw has landed the coveted recurring role.
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Michael James Shaw, whose credits include films like Don-o-mite, Desire in New York and Brutus, will be joining previously announced cast members Matt Ryan (Constantine), Charles Halford (Chas), and Harold Perrineau (Manny).
Lucy Griffiths, who was originally cast as Liv Aberdine, has since exited the series, which is based on the comic series Hellblazer published by DC Comics under Vertigo. While her character has been written out, the addition of Angelica Celaya as Zed is expected to fill the void.
Also expected to appear on the show are Joey Phillips as demon Nergal, Miles Anderson as Dr. Roger Huntoon, and Astra Logue.
Constantine is set to premiere on Friday, October 24 at 10pm on NBC.
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