Dominic Cooper Cast as The Preacher

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Preacher is a comic about a Texas Preacher who merges with a spiritual being named Genesis who is half Angel and half Demon.  After the merger, Jesse Custer, The Preacher, gains the ability to influence those around his small Texas town.  Now, the comic book is being developed for television on AMC.

The man playing this possessed preacher will be none other than Dominic Cooper.  A native of Greenwich, London, England, Cooper is most fondly known for playing Tony Stark’s father, Howard Stark in Captain America: First Avenger and more recently in Agent Carter.

Cooper joins a cast consisting of fellow Marvel TV actor Ruth Negga, Joseph Gilgun, Lucy Griffiths, and Ian Colletti.  Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg are developing the show.

I can’t say I’m familiar with the comic but the synopsis of this show has me very intrigued.  Add the fact that it’s on AMC, plus the casting of Dominic Cooper and you’ve got me excited.  

Preacher is set to air in 2016.

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