British actor Joseph Gilgun (“Misfits,” “The Last Witch Hunter”) has scored the key role of the Irish vampire Cassidy in AMC’s upcoming “Preacher” TV series based on Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon’s cult 1990s comic.
In the show, Jesse Custer is a conflicted Preacher in a small Texas town who merges with a creature that has escaped from heaven and develops the ability to make anyone do anything he says.
He teams with his ex-girlfriend Tulip (Ruth Negga) and the vampire Cassidy (Gilgun) on a journey to literally find God. At last report, Dominic Cooper has been in conversations for the role of Jesse, whilst Ian Colletti is also onboard as Eugene Root, aka Arseface.
Cassidy is a vampire who has been dead for a century, a wild-ass ‘bestest bro’ and incorrigible mischief-maker who is up for anything and has an opinion about everything.
Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg will produce the series and direct the pilot.