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'Constantine': EPs on Zed and her backstory, Liv, a big bad and more

Ready to see Constantine on your television screen every week? "Constantine" is one of the more highly anticipated new series of the fall, and on Tuesday, Aug. 12, we uploaded our video interview from a press room roundtable at San Diego Comic-Con with executive producers Daniel Cerone and David S. Goyer.

EPs Daniel Cerone and David S. Goyer in the 'Constantine' press room at San Diego Comic-Con 2014
Meredith Jacobs

Check out the video interview above or here. Plus, keep reading for the highlights from the EPs on what to expect from Zed, the problems with the character of Liv and villains.

Zed isn't in the pilot, but she'll be showing up in episode 2, Goyer revealed. "She's a character from the comic books, but for people that don't read the comic books, they'll get a good introduction to her over the first few episodes. She's got some supernatural abilities and what's cool about Zed – we don't want to give too much away – is that she's got a really interesting backstory, which will lead to a whole possibly seasonal arc of storytelling."

Cerone added that for anyone who is a fan of the comic books and knows about her backstory, they'll be staying as faithful as possible to that. "For the viewer that isn't initiated, that backstory will be a bit of a mystery. We're going to play it as a mystery. Certainly we're going to play it as a mystery from Constantine's perspective, but we just feel that she's very rich. We feel that as someone who can stay in the show with Constantine, especially throughout our first season arc. Look, Constantine's a bullshit artist. …She's someone who's a bullshit detector, so she can call him on his lies, on his games, on his manipulations."

That was a problem with the character of Liv. "She was such a newbie, and she was a little too wide-eyed," Crone explained. "When we really thought about the storytelling, we thought, 'Let's give him somebody who's an adversary, can provide conflict and can really get in his face.' Also, to have romantic potential. Let's face it, as we presented her, Liv was the daughter of Jasper, his mentor." It would've been weird.

As for villains and a "big bad," there is going to be one. "There is somebody behind – even within our first season serialized arc – there is somebody behind these things that are being released," Cerone revealed.

Check out the video for more from Daniel Cerone and David S. Goyer. "Constantine" premieres Friday, Oct. 24 at 10 p.m. on NBC.

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