AMC’s Preacher series has added another lead actor: Joseph Gilgun. The British actor, best known overseas for his work on the series Misfits, has been cast as Cassidy, an Irish vampire who accompanies Preacher Jesse Custer as he embarks on a journey to literally find God.
According to Deadline, Jesse is described as:
…the most wild-ass, bestest “bro” you’d ever want to meet. He may be 100 years dead but no one’s more boisterously alive than Proinsias Cassidy. An incorrigible mischief-maker, Cassidy’s up for anything — joyriding, bungee-jumping, bank robbing, peyote dropping. He’s also a relentless conversationalist with opinions on everything from religion to politics to pop culture to theories on why people are better able to tolerate the odor of their own flatulence.
Sounds like someone I’d like to have a drink with.
Cassidy (who is amazing in This Is England) joins Ruth Negga (Tulip) in the cast. Will the next announcement be Preacher himself? I damn sure hope so.