AMC’s ‘Preacher’ Officially Canonizes Dominic Cooper as Jesse Custer
AMC’s Preacher adaptation has raised holy hell in casting its supporting players, keeping its main main in the shadows up until now. Following weeks of rumor, Agent Carter and Captain America star Dominic Cooper has officially nabbed the title role as Jesse Custer, getting AMC’s Preacher ready to step into the light.
Writer and executive producer Seth Rogen (yes, that Seth Rogen) announced the news over Twitter, following rumors of Cooper as the series’ frontrunner as far back as March:
Cooper joins a cast that includes True Blood vamp Lucy Griffiths, Misfits star Joseph Gilgun as Irish vampire Cassidy, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. veteran Ruth Negga in the role of female lead Tulip, along with Ian Colletti as the disfigured “Arseface.” 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.
Does Dominic Cooper live up to expectations of Preacher anti-hero Jesse Custer? How long before we start seeing production photos from the long-awaited adaptation?