Late yesterday, USA Today got word that Michael James Shaw will be joining the cast of NBC's freshman series Constantine. Shaw will play Papa Midnight, the voodoo king of New Orleans. Shaw is a relative new comer having done a hand full of short films to date. He will be joining Matt Ryan (Constantine), Charles Halford (Chas), Angelica Celaya (Zed) and Harold Perrineau (Manny). The show is, of course, based on the DC / Vertigo comic book series Hellblazer.
The series has already made casting change since filming the pilot, writing out the recurring character of Liv Aberdine (Lucy Griffiths) which has called for some reshoots from the leaked episode some of us have seen already. The series premieres October 24th.