Weird, but not uncommon. TV shows will often change from pilot to the second episode. Sometimes it’s a big change — like swapping out leading ladies, for instance — and other times they’re minor tweaks — like the character gets a new job, family members, etc. In some cases, major characters who you think will have a big important role on a show based on the pilot will sorta just disappear post-pilot, opening room for new characters. This usually happens when the network or showrunners realize once the pilot is shot that things just aren’t clicking. That, or behind-the-scenes shenanigans.
That is what will be happening with NBC’s upcoming “Constantine” TV show, which has just dropped leading lady Lucy Griffiths, who plays the character Liv in the pilot. Liv is described as “an offbeat woman who finds herself teamed with Constantine after she is marked for death by a powerful demon. With the ability to see the supernatural world among us, she becomes a key player in the battle between good and evil.”
And if you take a look at the trailer for the show below, she’s all over it, along with Matt Ryan’s titular lead:
Liv won’t be cut from the pilot, but she’ll be replaced in post-pilot episodes with a new female character named Zed, who is “a foil for the show’s title character who becomes his right-hand woman, has not yet been cast.”
Apparently Zed has appeared in the comics.
“Constantine” premieres on NBC this October 24th.
Via : Live Feed