AMC’s ‘Preacher’ TV Series Finds its ‘Arseface’
We’re still awaiting news on the man himself, but AMC’s Preacher keeps right on casting its most recognizable characters, this time around giving a face (or at least part of it) to fan-favorite character Eugene Root. Rake star Ian Colletti will don the disfigurement of Preacher’s Arseface, but will AMC’s incarnation prove any lower-key?
Per Deadline, Colletti’s shotgun-blasted character is described as having a horribly disfigured face and severe speech impediment, though still the “nicest kid you’ll ever meet,” and one who “really looks up to Jesse.”
Stomach-churningly difficult to look at, Eugene’s the town’s reviled Frankenstein’s monster, but that won’t change his earnest, sweet and pure outlook on life. However, he is troubled by something terrible he’s done in the past — something he fears might have turned God himself against him.
Colletti joins Ruth Negga in the role of female lead Tulip, while Agent Carter star Dominic Cooper has been rumored for the leading role of Jesse Custer. For those unfamiliar with the 1990s comic series from Garth Ennis and artist Steve Dillon, AMC’s official description of Preacher reads:
Preacher is about Jesse Custer, a conflicted Preacher in a small Texas town who merges with a creature that has escaped from heaven and develops the ability to make anyone do anything he says. Along with his ex-girlfriend, Tulip, and an Irish vampire named Cassidy, the three embark on a journey to literally find God.
The original Preacher had itself been optioned for various adaptations many times over the years, while AMC’s incarnation will shoot this summer for a potential 2016 airdate. Sam Catlin (Breaking Bad) will serve as executive producer and showrunner for the new series, while fellow producers Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg will direct the pilot episode, having written the script with Catlin.
We might expect the vampire Cassidy before Jesse himself, but who else shall we see brought to life in AMC’s Preacher?