AMC gets Misfit’s Joseph Gilgun to play Cassidy in Preacher

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Many Preacher purists out there were disappointed with the news of Ruth Negga playing Tulip in AMC’s Preacher, the upcoming series based on Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon’s comic series. The reason was that Tulip was a blonde and white character, and Negga is not. Well, hopefully this new report should make some of them happy, since Deadline says that English actor Joseph Gilgun (Misfits) will be playing the Irish vampire, Cassidy. He’ll be joining Negga and the recently announced Ian Colletti, who’ll be playing Arseface.

With two of the three main characters cast, does this mean the next reveal will be the actor playing Reverend Jesse Custer?

Preacher follows Reverend Jesse Custer, a tough Texas preacher who has lost his faith, and 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.

The series is expected to have a 2016 premiere date.

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