We just shared a new promo for AMC’s “Preacher,” the new series hailing from Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg (This Is the End, Superbad, Neighbors).
Now, we have a handful of character shots, which the highlight being Ian Colletti as Eugene Root with his father, Sheriff Hugo Root (W. Earl Brown). I hope Jesse Custer (Dominic Cooper) doesn’t tell him to go fuck himself…
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 Haley Odin, a member of the local KKK branch and clashes multiple times with Jesse.