/preacher-tv-show-cast-dominic-cooper-jesse-custer/Yesterday, it was officially confirmed by producer and pilot co-director Seth Rogen that Dominic Cooper had finally secured the lead role as Jesse Custer in AMC's upcoming comic book adaptation series Preacher. Now we have news that Weeds alum Elizabeth Perkins has signed on for a co-starring role opposite Cooper. Perkins is set to star as Vyla Quinncannon. She is a genteel but formidable businesswoman and owner of the local slaughterhouse in Annville. She is described as ambitious, strong-willed and terrifying. It will be revealed that Vyla shares a past with Jesse's father, which gives her a singular hold over Jesse.

Preacher, which is co-executive produced by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, is based on the popular cult 90s comic book of the same name. Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg are directing the pilot episode from a script written by Sam Catlin. The series will follow a Texas preacher named Jesse Custer (Dominic Cooper) who somehow merges with a creature who has escaped from heaven, and goes on a journey to literally find God, who has abandoned his place in Heaven.

Jesse is joined on this journey by his ex-girlfriend Tulip (Ruth Negga) and an Irish vampire named Cassidy (Joseph Gilgun). Other confirmed cast members include Lucy Griffiths as Emily and Ian Colletti as Eugene Root, aka Arseface. Preacher does not have a confirmed release date. We can expect to see it on AMC by the end of the year, or in early 2016.

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