After a successful debut at SXSW earlier this month, AMC brought its new series Preacher to WonderCon, which is happening in Los Angeles as we speak. During a panel for the show, the network released the first-ever image of actor Ian Colletti as the very unforgettable character Eugene. Known in the comics upon which this is based as Arseface, we'll get to see the kid in action when Preacher debuts Sunday, May 22 at 10pm.
Back in November, fans got their first look at AMC's highly-anticipated Preacher with the first trailer, which was followed by three new photos from earlier this month that featured the main characters Jesse Custer (Dominic Cooper), Tulip O'Hare (Ruth Negga) and Cassidy (Joseph Gilgun).
Preacher is based on the popular, cult comic book franchise of the same name, created by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon. Preacher is a supernatural, twisted and darkly comedic drama that follows a West Texas preacher named Jesse Custer, who is inhabited by a mysterious entity that causes him to develop a highly unusual power. Jesse, his badass ex-girlfriend Tulip and an Irish vagabond named Cassidy come together and when they do, they are thrust into a crazy world populated by a cast of characters from Heaven, Hell and everywhere in between.
The supporting cast includes Jamie Anne Allman as Betsy Schenk, Thomas Barbusca as Chris Schenk, W. Earl Brown as Hugo Root, Ian Colletti as Arseface, Lucy Griffiths as Emily, Lucas Neff as J.J. Quinncannon, Elizabeth Perkins as Vyla Quinncannon and Derek Wilson as Donnie Schenk. Most recently, Jackie Earle Haley signed on to play Odin Quinncannon. AMC hasn't announced an exact premiere date yet, but perhaps that will happen during the SXSW screening next week.
The Sony Pictures Television and AMC Studios co-production was developed for television by Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg (This Is the End, Superbad, Neighbors) and showrunner Sam Catlin (Breaking Bad). Are you looking forward to these beloved comic book characters coming to life on the small screen this year? While we wait for a second trailer to hit, check out this first look at Arseface, along with the other Preacher photos that have been released.