AMC's upcoming comic book TV series Preacher has added two more cast members, Jamie Anne Allman and Derek Wilson, as brand new characters who didn't appear in the original comic books. Jamie Anne Allman is playing Betsy Schenck, a timid wife who appears to be in an abusive relationship with her husband, Donny (Derek Wilson). Although, when Jesse Custer (Dominic Cooper) checks in on her, she tells a different story.
Derek Wilson's Donny Schenck is a Civil War reenactor and abusive husband who gets into several altercations with Custer, but still makes it to church every Sunday. Both actors will have recurring roles in the AMC series, but it isn't known how many episodes they have signed on for. Preacher is based on Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon's 1990s comic book series, which follows Jesse Custer, a small-town Texas preacher, who ends up merging with a heavenly entity that gives him the power to make anyone do as he says. He goes on a quest to literally find God, who has abandoned his post in Heaven, along with his ex-girlfriend Tulip (Ruth Negga) and an Irish vampire named Cassidy (Joseph Gilgun).
The cast also includes Lucy Griffiths as Emily, Ian Colletti as Arseface, W. Earl Brown as Hugo Root and Elizabeth Perkins as Vyla Quinncannon. Sam Catlin wrote the pilot episode, which will be directed by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. They will also executive produce with James Weaver, Neal H. Moritz, Vivian Cannon, Ori Marmur, Ken F. Levin and Jason Netter.
It isn't known when production will get started. Jamie Anne Allman is best known for playing Terry Marek in AMC's The Killing and she will also have a recurring role on Chicago P.D.. Derek Wilson currently recurs on Sundance Channel's Rectify.