Constantine's New Leading Lady Is Here! Meet Angelica Celaya's Zed

You're going to fall in love with this feisty Latina...just like John Constantine will!

By Sydney Bucksbaum Oct 10, 2014 5:17 PMTags
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Are you ready to meet your new feisty girl crush? Meet the brand-new leading lady of Constantine, Angelica Celaya!

Lucy Griffiths exited the NBC series based on DC Comics' Hellblazer after shooting the pilot, making way for the show to add DC fan-favorite character Zed, played by Celaya. And we've got your exclusive first look at John Constantine's new righthand woman, romantic interest and foil! (Celaya's got her work cut out for her, huh?!)

Check out this exclusive new promo featuring Zed below.

Zed has a "very dark past," and in the comics, she's a former lover of Constantine's—meaning prepare for all the sexual tension. She'll be introduced in a teaser at the end of the first episode, which airs Oct. 24, and her first full episode will air the following week.

"She's someone who can go toe-to-toe with John, and that's ultimately something we felt like we needed," executive producer Daniel Cerone previously told us of Zed's introduction to the show. "We wanted a more dynamic relationship, as opposed to someone who is a teacher/mentor and a student. It just didn't feel as fertile and rich of an area as just a strong a man and a strong woman who are both very different."


When Celaya was introduced to the crowd during Constantine's panel at Comic Con in July, the showrunners were thrilled to see the fans going nuts.

"Originally in the pilot we had a character Liv [Griffiths] that wasn't in the comics," executive producer David S. Goyer said. "Liv is a great character. She's very wide-eyed, she's very reactive, she doesn't have powers, and when we started to look at the story, we thought this is a character who is always going to be reactive."

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

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