As Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg prepare to shoot the first episodes of Preacher, based on the comic book series by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon, the show’s cast continues to expand. The latest casting is for a domestic couple — a wife and her husband, who together have a very difficult relationship. These characters sound like more of the new roster created for the show, and we’ve got some specific details below. Read More »
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The cast for Preacher, the TV adaptation of Garth Ennis‘ and Steve Dillon‘s comic series developed and directed by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, continues to grow.
Hot on the heels of confirmation that Dominic Cooper will play the title character comes this fun addition: W. Earl Brown, perhaps best known as Al Swearengen’s right-hand man Dan Dority on Deadwood and soon to be seen in True Detective season 2, has signed on to play Sheriff Hugo Root. He’s the mean-eyed father of Eugene Root, better known as Arseface. What we know about Preacher‘s Sheriff Root is below. Read More »
Update: Seth Rogen has officially confirmed Dominic Cooper will play Jesse Custer in Preacher.
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An English actor will play a Texas preacher who gains incredible power in AMC’s series Preacher. After being floated as a likely lead for the series some weeks ago, Dominic Cooper is finally in the process of making a deal to play Jesse Custer, “a conflicted preacher in a small Texas town who is able to influence people after after he merges with a heavenly creature.”
That’s a nice way of saying that Custer sort of merges with Genesis, the offspring of an angel and a demon, which gives him power that may rival that of God. Or that’s how it is in the comics, anyway; sounds like there will be a few changes made here and there as Preacher becomes a TV show.
Posted on Thursday, April 9th, 2015 by Germain Lussier
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The producers of AMC’s Preacher pilot seemingly haven’t fully locked the actor who’ll play Jesse Custer, the title character, but the rest of the major cast is slowly being shown to the public. Ian Colletti plays the disfigured young man Eugene Root, aka Arseface, while Ruth Negga plays Tulip, the woman whose fierce love for Jesse is matched only by the ferocity she unleashes on anyone who crosses her.
Now the third person in the primary friendship triangle will be played by British actor Joseph Gilgun (This Is England). In this case, “person” is being generous, as Cassidy is a vampire, and a particularly voracious one at that, if not exactly in the traditional blood-drinking sense. (He does that, too.)
Posted on Thursday, March 19th, 2015 by Angie Han
AMC’s Preacher has picked up its first cast member, and it’s someone with comic book experience. Ruth Negga, most recently seen in ABC’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., has joined the pilot from Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. More on the new Preacher casting, including character details, after the jump.
Update: Preacher has also just cast Ian Colletti as an important and unforgettable supporting character.
Fresh off of his turn as Howard Stark on ABC’s Agent Carter, Dominic Cooper could be nearing another comic book role. A new rumor claims Cooper is the frontrunner for the lead in Preacher, AMC’s upcoming adaptation of Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon‘s 1990s comic book series. Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg are executive producing.
More on the possible Preacher Dominic Cooper casting after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, February 12th, 2015 by Germain Lussier
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Posted on Friday, January 16th, 2015 by Angie Han
Seth Rogen‘s Preacher pilot isn’t shooting for another several months, meaning it’s not airing for another year at least. But while we wait, Rogen has offered us a little clue about what to expect.
Rogen tweeted a stack of films that he says inspired Preacher, which he plans to write and possibly direct with Evan Goldberg. See the Seth Rogen Preacher inspirations after the jump. Read More »