Gone so soon! Major star exits NBC's Constantine

Constantine is arguably one of fall's most anticipated new shows. The comic-book adaptation (of DC's Hellblazer) stars Matt Ryan as the title character, who tries to protect humanity from all kinds of supernatural evil.

One of the driving forces behind his fight is a young woman named Liv, played by Lucy Griffiths. Griffiths is the show's female lead and John Constantine's weary partner. But she won't be around in the foreseeable future. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Griffiths is exiting the yet-to-premiere series. Her character will be written out only to be replaced by another figure from the comics.

Out with Liv and in with Zed, who's described as "a foil" for Constantine who eventually "becomes his right-hand woman." At this moment, the role has not been cast. "She will appear in an early episode of the series, with additional characters from Hellblazer and the occult DC universe to be introudced later."

Constantine premieres Oct. 24 at 10 p.m. on NBC.

What do you think of this drastic change? Are you sad to see Liv/Lucy go?

(via THR)

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