The casting news continues for AMC’s “Preacher” as Deadline is reporting that “The Killing” star Jamie Anne Allman and Derek Wilson (“Rectify”) are set to star opposite Dominic Cooper in the drama pilot based on Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon’s cult 1990s comic.
Allman will play Betsy Schenck, a meek wife who appears to suffer beatings by the hand of her husband, Donny. When the Preacher checks up on her, though, she tells a different story. Wilson is Donny Schenck, a Civil War re-enactor and abusive thug who gets into altercations with Jesse Custer (the Preacher) but nevertheless shows up to church on Sundays.
The project, from Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, Sony TV, and AMC Studios, centers on Jesse Custer (Dominic Cooper), 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 (Ruth Negga), and an Irish vampire named Cassidy (Joseph Gilgun), the three embark on a journey to literally find God.
The cast also includes W. Earl Brown as the villainous Hugo Root, the mean-hearted father of Arseface and a local sheriff; Lucy Griffiths as Emily; Elizabeth Perkins as Vyla Quinncannon, a genteel but formidable businesswoman who owns the local slaughterhouse in Annville; and Ian Colletti as Eugene Root, aka Arseface.