The script for AMC’s “Preacher” pilot has been completed, and production is inching closer, which means that the search for a cast is well under way. Today we’ve learned that the female lead has been found, so read on for the project’s first official casting news!
Deadline reports that Ruth Negga (“Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”) has nabbed the female lead in the pilot. Negga will play lead character Jesse Custer’s ex-girlfriend, Tulip.
Tulip is described as a volatile, action-packed, sexified force of nature, a capable, unrepentant criminal with a love of fashion and ability to construct helicopter-downing bazookas out of coffee cans and corn shine who’s not afraid to steal, kill or corn cob-stab her way out of a bad situation.
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“Preacher,” a Sony Pictures Television and AMC Studios co-production, was developed for TV by Sam Catlin (“Breaking Bad”) and Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg (This Is the End, Superbad, Neighbors). Rogen and Goldberg will produce through their Point Grey banner along with Neal Moritz’s Original Film.
The pilot was written by Sam Catlin. Rogen and Goldberg are attached to direct.
Based on Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon’s twisted ‘90s comic book series, “Preacher” is about Jesse Custer, 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. Along with his ex-girlfriend, Tulip, and an Irish vampire named Cassidy, the three embark on a journey to literally find God.