AMC’s “Preacher” will make its premiere this Sunday, May 22nd. It’s been a long time coming and has been a personal passion project for Seth Rogen for years. On top of being acting as executive producer and co-director of the first episode, Rogen has also decided that he needs to inject himself into the show…in literally every role, as evidenced by the video below.
Clearly this is a joke and, honestly, it’s fun seeing Rogen poke fun at something he’s been so invested in over the years. And hey, maybe it means that the show will be able to poke fun at itself every once in a while. No need to be incredibly dour, right?
Based on the twisted and popular ’90s comic book franchise of the same name, “Preacher,” set to debut on Sunday, May 22nd at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT, is created by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon, and is the story of Jesse Custer (Dominic Cooper) a conflicted Preacher in a small Texas town who is inhabited by a mysterious entity that allows him to develop a highly unconventional power. Jesse, his ex-girlfriend, Tulip (Ruth Negga), and an Irish vampire named Cassidy (Joseph Gilgun) embark on a journey to, literally, find God.
Other cast includes W. Earl Brown as ‘Sheriff Hugo Root’, the mean-hearted father of Eugene Root aka Arseface (Ian Colletti), a flinty-eyed, conspiracy-credulous redneck who is not a fool and has a vulnerability to him.
Jamie Anne Allman will play Betsy Schenck, a meek wife who appears to suffer beatings by the hand of her husband, Donny. When the Preacher checks up on her, though, she tells a different story. Derek Wilson is Donny Schenck, a Civil War re-enactor and abusive thug who gets into altercations with Jesse Custer but nevertheless shows up to church on Sundays.
A Nightmare On Elm Street‘s Jackie Earle Haley was cast as Odin Quincannon , a member of the local KKK branch and clashes multiple times with Jesse.
DeBlanc (Anatol Yusef) and Fiore (Thomas Brooke) play two Adephi angels sent to Earth to retrieve Genesis (the powerful spawn of a demon and angel that possesses Jesse). Everything’s under control…or is it?