The AMC television network is getting ready to put its series adaptation of the PREACHER graphic novels into production. Starring Dominic Cooper (Captain America: The First Avenger), and produced by Evan Goldberg, Seth Rogen and Sam Catlin, the series has plenty of positive buzz around it. That buzz should only grow now as news spreads of the latest casting for the show.
Jackie Earle Haley (WATCHMEN, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Little Children) has just signed on for a six-episode arc on the show, and he’ll be playing a character very near and dear to fans of the books: Odin Quincannon.
Haley has plenty of geek cred amongst comic book fans thanks to his work as Rorschach in Zack Snyder’s WATCHMEN, and his casting seems like a slam dunk for PREACHER.
Here’s how The Hollywood Reporter, who broke the news of Haley’s casting, describes the series:
“Based on Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon’s 1990s comic series from DC Comics imprint Vertigo, Preacher revolves around Rev. Jesse Custer, a badass Texas preacher who, after losing his faith, learns that God has left heaven and forsaken his duties. Jesse becomes the only one who is able to track God down and hold him responsible for his abdication. Tulip O’Hare, Jesse’s beer-guzzling vampire ex-girlfriend, accompanies him on his quest for answers.”
PREACHER is expected to hit a TV near you this summer.