March 14, 2015 - 13:35 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net - AMC may have found its Preacher in Dominic Cooper. The British actor is reportedly the top pick to lead the pilot based on Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon's cult 1990s comic book series of the same name. The Tracking Board reports that the 36-year-old hunk is considered to play Reverend Jesse Custer, but no official offer has been extended to him, AceShowbiz reports.
The project from Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg follows 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."
"Accompanying Jesse on his journey is his former girlfriend and a friendly vampire who 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."
Sam Catlin ("Breaking Bad") wrote the script and will serve as showrunner should AMC move forward with the pilot. She will also executive produce the show along with Ennis, Dillon, Rogen and Goldberg. The latter two are on board to direct the pilot.
Cooper has a recurring role 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).