Emmet Scanlan, best known for playing Brendan Brady on “Hollyoaks,” is set to play Jim Corrigan in the upcoming NBC series, “Constantine,” IGN reports. Corrigan, DC Comics fan will recall, is the original alter-ego of the nigh-omnipotent Spectre.
Corrigan made his first comic book appearance in 1940′s “More Fun Comics” #52. A police officer, Corrigan is murdered by criminals. When his soul refuses to enter the afterlife, however, he returns as a powerful supernatural defender of justice.