5. This TV series put together a great cast to bring its beloved characters to life. The talented Ruth Negga is Tulip O’Hare, ex-girlfriend of main character Jesse Custer. Playing a no-nonsense women with a criminal slant, I’m eager to see what this beautifully talented actress can do with a potentially career changing role.
4. If you enjoy twisted stories and characters then you should love Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon’s popular ‘90’s comic book franchise brought to life. Preacher is a supernatural story with dark comedy and serious violence that follows West Texas preacher Jesse Custer, possessed by a unknown powerful force that grants him unique powers. Jesse becomes involved with a crazy world populated by beings hailing from Heaven all the way down to the depths of Hell.
3. The main reason this show is happening is the big name producers backing it. Sam Catlin, Seth Rogen, and Evan Goldberg are the men behind this series which can mean a long run no matter what the early ratings are. With an after show similar to the Walking Dead, its clear AMC is already putting its best foot forward to help the show gain a solid audience. The clips included give you a taste of the budget, so we should expect some unique eye candy weekly.
2. There is a great buzz about the series already after the pilot was screened at SXSW. It seems that the soul of the comic has translated great to this new format. The cult status of the loved Vertigo comic has been maintained as well as some creative changes. New characters should make the show a joy to watch even for those familiar with the comics story-line.
1. Dominic Cooper, who you might know from several movies as Iron Man’s father Howard Stark, is playing this very controversial and stylized character Jesse Custer. This can also be a career changing project if the writers and directors can capture the feel and spirit of the comic. Cooper is a great actor with a devilish smile and I’ve been impressed with his recent films. Preacher seems like a role he was born to play.