The premier of AMC’s adaptation of the Garth Ennis’s Preacher comic book series looms nearer, and these two new photos from the first episode give us a look at two of the series’ fan favourite supporting characters. Ruth Negga (the much-missed Raina in Agents Of SHIELD) plays Preacher Jesse Culter’s gun-toting ex, while the wonderfully bonkers Joe Gilgun (Misfits, This Is England) is Irish vampire Cassidy. Click on the images for larger versions.
Preacher is the story of Jesse Custer (Dominic Cooper), a conflicted preacher in a small Texas town who is inhabited by a mysterious entity that causes him to develop a highly unconventional power. Jesse embarks on a journey to, literally, find God, joined by his ex-girlfriend Tulip (Ruth Negga) and an Irish vagabond named Cassidy (Joe Gilgun).
Preacher also stars Ian Colletti as the kindhearted yet startling Arseface, W Earl Brown as his father Sheriff Hugo Root, Lucy Griffiths as Emily Woodrow, an original character in the series and love interest of Jesse’s, with Elizabeth Perkins as Vyla Quinncannon, the owner of the local slaughterhouse and a semi-original character, and Jackie Earle Haley as Odin Quincannon!