Relative unknown Michael James Shaw has been given the role of Papa Midnite in the upcoming NBC horror-thriller. Papa Midnite is the immortal voodoo priest and mob kingpin played by Djimon Hounsou. Papa Midnite has long been a thorn in Constantine’s side in the comics since his first appearance in Hellblazer No. 1 (1988).
Constantine is set to premiere on October 24, 2014.