Joseph Gilgun Cast As Cassidy In AMC Preacher TV Series
AMC has cast British actor Joseph Gilgun as the Irish vampire named Cassidy for the Preacher TV series.
Deadline reported on the news and has the description for Cassidy: the most wild-ass, bestest “bro” you’d ever want to meet. He may be 100 years dead but no one’s more boisterously alive than Proinsias Cassidy. An incorrigible mischief-maker, Cassidy’s up for anything — joyriding, bungee-jumping, bank robbing, peyote dropping. He’s also a relentless conversationalist with opinions on everything from religion to politics to pop culture to theories on why people are better able to tolerate the odor of their own flatulence.
Their report also confirms Dominic Cooper is in talks for the series lead, Jesse Custer, aka Preacher.
Gilgun, known for Misfits and Lockout, joins the recent Preacher cast additions including Ruth Negga as Tulip and Ian Colletti as Arseface.
Preacher centers around Jesse Custer, a conflicted Preacher in a small Texas town who merges with a creature that has escaped from heaven and develops the ability to make anyone do anything he says. Along with his ex-girlfriend, Tulip (Ruth Negga) and an Irish vampire named Cassidy (Gilgun), the three embark on a journey to literally find God.