W. Earl Brown

AMC's ‘Preacher’ Adds ‘Deadwood’ Star as Sheriff Hugo Root

AMC's ‘Preacher’ Adds ‘Deadwood’ Star as Sheriff Hugo Root

The show is based on the comic book series of the same name, created by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon, which follows a Texas preacher named Jesse Custer (Dominic Cooper), who becomes merged with an entity from heaven known as Genesis, which is half angel and half demon. This entity gives Jesse the power to make anyone do as he says, as he goes on a quest to literally find God, who has abandoned his post in heaven. The cast also includes Ruth Negga and Joseph Gilgun as Jesse's ex-girlfriend Tulip and an Irish vampire named Cassidy, who accompany Jesse on his journey, along with Lucy Griffiths as Emily and the most recent casting addition, Elizabeth Perkins as Vyla Quinncannon.

Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg are directing the pilot episode, which was written by Sam Catlin. The directors and writer will also executive produce alongside James Weaver, Neal H. Moritz, Vivian Cannon, Ori Marmur, Ken F. Levin and Jason Netter. It isn't known when shooting will begin on the pilot. Best known for playing Dan Dority in Deadwood, W. Earl Brown currently stars on ABC's American Crime and he will next be seen in Season 2 of HBO's True Detective.

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EXCLUSIVE: W. Earl Brown Talks ‘Bloodworth’

W. Earl Brown talks BloodworthShane Dax Taylor directs the drama Bloodworth from a script by W. Earl Brown, based on the William Gay novel 'Provinces of Night'. W. Earl Brown also stars as one of three sons forced to reconcile with their long-estranged father (Kris Kristofferson) who reemerges days before his death to reckon with the aftermath his disappearance has caused the family.

We recently caught up with W. Earl Brown, who is nearly unrecognizable in the role of Brady Bloodworth, to chat about the movie, which opens this Friday, May 20th. We kicked things off by discussing his role on the hit FX series Justified, where his stated love for whiskey and Prince's Hot Chicken has bolstered attendance inside this Nashville hole in the wall.

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