AMC has now cast the role of one of the biggest villains, Odin Quincannon, for their upcoming series Preacher. Anyone who has read the Preacher graphic novels by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon, which the series is based on, knows that Odin is a nasty character. He runs a Texas slaughter house and enjoys spending time “alone” with the meat after hours, if you know what I’m getting at. He’s also a hood-wearing member of the KKK and all round creepy individual. AMC has chosen The Watchman and A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010) actor Jackie Earle Hailey to play the role.
Preacher follows Jesse Custer (Dominic Cooper), a 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, sets out to find God. He is accompanied by his ex girlfriend Tulip O’Hare (Ruth Negga) and an Irish vampire named Cassidy (Joseph Gilgun). The angels, desperate to have Genesis back in his cage, send “The Killer of Saints” to find him.
The series is being produced by Seth Rogan and Evan Goldberg. If it is anything like the graphic novels, it will be dark, twisted and controversial. Preacher will premiere later this year.