NBC announced today that actress Angélica Celaya has joined the cast of NBC's Constantine, playing Zed from the original Hellblazer comic books.
Lucy Griffiths played the female lead character Liv in the pilot episode, but we reported last week that the character is being written off the show, to be replaced with a character from the comic books. Liv was created specifically for the show, but the creators decided to go in a different direction, which lead to Angélica Celaya's casting.
In the DC Comics title Hellblazer, Mary "Zed" Martin is an artist who first met John Constantine in a London alleyway. She was recruited by an extreme Christian group known as the Resurrection Crusade, to bear the second coming of Christ, although that was stopped by Constantine himself. She joins John and helps him stop the Fear Machine, while also assisting John with finding his twin.
#Constantine's "friends drop like flies" says EP David Goyer.— Constantine (@NBCConstantine) July 13, 2014