While fans have been getting very excited about the idea of a Preacher TV series, it never quite felt like it would 100% actually get made, until now.
Seth Rogen has taken to Twitter to confirm that filming is now underway for one of the most anticipated TV series’ of recent years.
— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) May 13, 2015
Dominic Cooper will play the lead role of Jesse Custer, Ruth Negga will co-star as Tulip, Jesse’s girlfriend (or former girlfriend as the trades are describing her) and Joseph Gilgun will play Cassidy, an Irish vampire whose path converges with that of Jesse and Tulip. Additionally, Ian Colletti plays the disfigured Arseface, and Lucy Griffiths was just added as “no-nonsense, single mother Emily.”
Rogen and Goldberg wrote the adaptation for Neal Moritz’s Original Film. That trio is exec producing through their Point Grey banner, along with showrunner Sam Catlin.
“’Preacher’ has been our favorite comic since it first came out,” said Rogen and Goldberg, who are also directing. “Garth Ennis is one of our idols and it’s an incredible honor to be working on this. We promise we won’t make too many dick jokes and ruin it.”
Preacher follows Reverend 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.