Its got a minister with superpowers, a hard-boozing vampire and its the most kickass show of the year. Preachers star Dominic Cooper and creators Seth Rogen and Sam Catlin talk cows blood, chainsaw attacks and turning God into a villain
Seth Rogen knows how to create a smash hit. You just cast British people, he says. Thats what you do on TV. For Preacher, one of the most anticipated series of the year, he and his comedy partner Evan Goldberg tapped up Dominic Cooper for the title role Jesse Custer, a small-town minister in Texas whos trying to live a noble life when a vampire and some gangsters sent by God drop on his doorstep.
Coopers not the only one working on his deep-south lilt; Joe Gilgun of This Is England fame plays an Irish vampire named Cassidy who becomes Jesses best friend; English rose Lucy Griffiths plays Emily, the deacon at Jesses church and a possible love interest, while Irelands Ruth Negga, known for Misfits, is Jesses old flame and former partner-in-crime Tulip. All this is ironic given how profoundly American the adaptation of the classic comic book is though the comics creator, Garth Ennis, is British too.
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