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Constantine’s Lucy Griffiths joins Preacher cast… and is Dominic Cooper really close to signing for the lead role?

April 10th, 2015 by Marc Comments

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With Preacher coming to our screens later this year, we’re waiting in great anticipation for any and all announcements in the hope that the title character will be announced by producer Seth Rogan and/or AMC themselves…

And we must be getting close (more on that in a minute).

We do, however, know that Constantine’s Lucy Griffiths has been cast as a character called  Emily Woodrow, an apparently original character in the series. Woodrow is “a no-nonsense single mother of three. Emily’s a waitress, the church organist, bookkeeper and Jesse’s loyal right hand. Stoic and strong, wise beyond her years, she can’t help but have a little thing for Preacher Jesse.”

She rounds out the cast that so far is Joseph Gilgun as Cassidy, Ruth Negga as Tulip and Ian Colletti as Arseface.

As for the lead character of Preacher, we’ve heard for a while that Howard Stark himself, Dominic Cooper in the running. Well, here’s the latest…

According to The Wrap it’s almost a done deal for Cooper to take on the role of  Jesse Custer. we reckon there’s no smoke without fire and are confident he’s going to be the man for the job…

Preacher tells the story of Custer, a small town Texas preacher who, nearly at his faith’s end, finds himself merged with a supernatural entity, Genesis, birthed from both an angel and a demon. Imbued with the word of God (the ability to make anyone obey his commands), Jesse hits the road, reunited with his ex-girlfriend, Tulip, and joined by a rowdy Irish vampire, Cassidy, to track down God himself and force him to explain why he abandoned his duties in Heaven.

Sources: SuperheroHype and ComingSoon

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….