AMC has released three first-look character photos of their upcoming supernatural drama series Preacher’s core trio.
The TV series from Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg is an adaptation of Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon’s Preacher Vertigo comics and stars Dominic Cooper (Agent Carter) as the titular character, Jesse Custer, Ruth Nega (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) as his former GF Tulip O’Hare, and Joseph Gilgun (Misfits) as Irish vampire Cassidy.
Rounding up the cast (but sadly not in the gallery below) are Ian Colletti as Arseface, Lucy Griffiths as Emily Woodrow, Elizabeth Perkins as Vyla Quinncannon, Jackie Earle Hayley as Odin Quincannon, W. Earl Brown as Hugo Root and Jamie Anne Allman and Derek Wilson in the roles of Betsy and Donny Schenck.
Here's the synopsis:
“Preacher” is a supernatural, twisted and darkly comedic drama that follows a West Texas preacher named Jesse Custer, who is inhabited by a mysterious entity that causes him to develop a highly unusual power. Jesse, his badass ex-girlfriend Tulip and an Irish vagabond named Cassidy come together and when they do, they are thrust into a crazy world populated by a cast of characters from Heaven, Hell and everywhere in between.
The 2-hour pilot directed by Rogen and Goldberg will premiere at SXSW next week (I can't wait to hear all about it) before debuting sometime in May 2016.
You've gotta admit that AMC is carving a nice little genre niche for itself with its hit series The Walking Dead, Fear the Walking Dead, Into the Badlands (just confirmed renewed for a second season) and now, Preacher. Will this one be a must-watch for you?