Nope, sorry, I cannot accept this version of Chas. He is my absolute favourite character from the comic books, I even have original comic-art from the Chase spin off, and this guy is nothing like him.
I want him trying to avoid the supernatural (even those he has the most bonkers backstory out of everyone), I want him growling at John, moaning about the constant lifts he has to give John, (my fav Chas line from the comics is "Get in the cab you freeloading wanker!". I want Renee (pronounced Ree-nee because she's an Eastender!). I just want my Chas and I'm not getting him :(
If this bloke was called Dave or Nathan, he'd be fine, but he's too easy-going, too willing, and I'm really not getting the years-old friendship that I expected.