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Dominic Cooper as the title character in AMC’s Preacher

The 1990s comic book series by Garth Ennis, Preacher, is getting the AMC treatment and fanboy executive producers in Seth Rogen and his team, Evan Goldberg and Sam Catlin. The show will follow Jesse Custer (Dominic Cooper, better known as Marvel’s young Howard Stark) who is recently out of jail and back in his west Texas hometown to take over preacher duties from his father. As with most comic book antiheroes, Jesse – western name if ever there was one – soon finds himself with some superhuman abilities, courtesy of an entity that is seeking a strong host. Among other things, Jesse can compel people to obey him just by speaking, which sounds like a case that would cause Mulder and Scully to come a-running.

Joining Jesse are ex-girlfriend Tulip (Ruth Negga) and an Irish vampire named Cassidy (Joe Gilgun; why an Irish vampire is in west Texas remains to be seen) as they fight various forces at work within themselves and in town. Head over to YouTube and watch a short behind-the-scenes video here. Seth Rogen looks so stoked that his enthusiasm is making me want to watch, and I have zero familiarity with Preacher or its cult following.

Preacher is set to debut May 22 on AMC.


Amy Imhoff can be found blogging at Shoes & Starships and you can follow her @lightstar1013

Source: Deadline

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Amy Imhoff

Amy Imhoff is a writer and editor who blogs at Shoes and Starships, a geek lifestyle blog that specializes in genre fandom, pop culture, travel, fashion, and feminism. She is a featured convention panelist, podcast contributor, and interviewer. Amy has her masters in literature, enjoys a slightly unhealthy obsession with all things British, and likes to sniff old books. Amy is based outside NYC, where she lives with her husband and two silly cats. Find her freaking out about X-Files and Star Trek @lightstar1013

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