April 18, 2015 - 11:47 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net - After months of rumors, it has finally been confirmed that Dominic Cooper will topline AMC's "Preacher". Executive producer Seth Rogen announced the news on Twitter Friday, April 17, writing, "We have Jesse Custer! @dominiccoop is gonna save our souls", AceShowbiz reports.
Cooper will tackle the titular role, Rev. Jesse Custer, "a tough Texas preacher who has lost his faith, has learned that God has left Heaven and abandoned His responsibilities. He finds himself the only person capable of tracking God down, demanding answers, and making Him answer for His dereliction of duty."
Ruth Negga is cast as Tulip O'Hare, Jesse's former girlfriend and a friendly vampire who will accompany him on his journey. She "seems to prefer a pint in the pub to the blood of the innocent. On his tail is one of the most iconic bad guys in print - an immortal, unstoppable killing machine named the Saint of Killers - a western lone gunman archetype whose sole purpose is to hunt and kill Jesse."
Also starring in the pilot are "True Blood" alum Lucy Griffiths as Emily Woodrow, a church organist and Jesse's loyal right hand; Joseph Gilgun as Irish vampire Cassidy; and Ian Colletti as Eugene Root a.k.a. Arseface.
Based on Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon's cult 1990s comic book series of the same name, the TV adaptation is executive produced by Rogen, Evan Goldberg, Ennis, Dillon and Sam Catlin. Catlin ("Breaking Bad") also wrote the script, while Rogen and Goldberg will direct the pilot.
Cooper has been recurring on ABC's "Marvel's Agent Carter", on which he reprises his role as Howard Stark. He previously portrayed the character in Marvel's film "Captain America: The First Avenger" (2011) and short film "Marvel One-Shot: Agent Carter" (2013).