NBC has added a key character to the lineup on its high-profile upcoming project "Constantine," bringing aboard Mexican-American actress Angelica Celaya to play the part of Zed, TheWrap.com reports.
The move comes after the production parted ways with actress Lucy Griffiths. As previously reported, Griffiths left her lead role as Liv after NBC decided to go in a different creative direction.
Instead of recasting Liv, NBC added Zed, who appears in the “Constantine” comic books that serve as the basis for the show. Celaya will play the artist and the daughter of an evangelical family, an addition that executive producer Daniel Cerone said will increase the conflict within the show.
“Zed can walk up to Constantine and have a different opinion, whereas Liv doesn't know anything about this world, can't take care of herself,” Cerone told the website. “Zed has a little more smarts, has a little more wherewithal, by design, she's more assured. She comes from a very, very dark background.”
Celaya is known for her work on Spanish telenovelas, and has appeared on USA’s “Burn Notice” and TNT’s “Dallas.”