AMC gave a first look at their highly anticipated new series Preacher this weekend at WonderCon. The pilot episode was shown to an extremely excited crowd and was well received. The television adaption of Garth Ennis and Steve Dillion’s graphic novel Preacher is set to air on Sunday, May 22nd.
AMC also gave audiences a first look at Preacher’s characters. The first image of one of the characters in the series named Eugene, nicknamed ‘Arseface’ (for a good reason), played by Ian Coletti was shared. Arseface’s history is a sad one and the state of his face is even sadder. Eugene grew up in an abusive home. One day, Eugene attempted to blow his head off, but survived. That’s how he ended up with that ugly mug.
Preacher follows Jesse Custer (Dominic Cooper), an unconventional preacher from a small Texas town, who was pushed into his profession by his effing insane family. Jesse, after being possessed by Genesis, an entity that is half angel and half demon, develops a neat power, what he commands you must do. He sets out to find God, accompanied by his ex girlfriend Tulip O’Hare (Ruth Negga) and an Irish vampire named Cassidy (Joseph Gilgun). In the world of Preacher Jesse, Tulip and Cassidy will encounter regular people, and characters from Heaven, Hell, and everywhere in between.
Dominic Cooper – Jesse Custer
Ruth Negga – Tulip O’Hare
Joseph Gilgun – Cassidy
Jackie Earle Hailey had been cast in the role of Haley Odin, a local KKK member, molester of meat, and all around creepy guy.