On the NBC drama series Constantine, based on the wildly popular Hellblazer series from DC Comics, actor Charles Halford plays Chas, John Constantine’s (Matt Ryan) closest friend and the silent brawn of the pair. A seasoned demon hunter and master of the occult, Constantine is armed with a ferocious knowledge of the dark arts and his wicked wit, but his soul is already damned to hell. While trying to find a loophole out of that, he begrudgingly fights to save the soul of others, with the help of an intuitive with heightened senses named Zed (Angélica Celaya), a morally ambiguous guardian angel known as Manny (Harold Perrineau), and a few others that he picks up, along the way.
During this exclusive phone interview with Collider, Charles Halford talked about how exciting it is to be involved with a show that is already connecting with viewers and fans of the comic, the nerves about the shift in direction that they took after the pilot, how Episode 10 will delve much deeper into Chas and how he obtained his “survival skills,” that this team will just continue to get stronger, how cool all of the action and stunts are, having so many death scenes, and what it’s like working with such a great captain as Matt Ryan, at the head of the show. He also talked about what it was like to be a part of True Detective (he played meth cooker Reggie Ledoux), and how they never could have imagined what it would become. Check out what he had to say after the jump, and be aware that there are some spoilers.