Rejoice, fans who have been eagerly awaiting more news on AMC’s adaptation of Preacher! Last we heard, details of the pilot script had been revealed. Now the first actor has been cast (though it’s not Preacher himself).
Deadline is reporting that Agent of SHIELD’s Ruth Negga has been cast as the female lead. She will be playing Tulip, the ex and only true love of Jesse Custer. Together with an Irish vampire named Cassidy, Jesse and Tulip embark on a journey from their small Texas town to find God (do they travel to Florida in the comic? Because he’s certainly not here).
I’m not familiar with the comic (Mr. Disgusting is a rabid fan), but according to the article:
Tulip is described as a volatile, action-packed, sexified force of nature, a capable, unrepentant criminal with a love of fashion and ability to construct helicopter-downing bazookas out of coffee cans and corn shine who’s not afraid to steal, kill or corn cob-stab her way out of a bad situation.
Seth Rogan and Evan Goldberg developed the project for television and will be serving as executive producer. We’ll keep you updated as we learn more!