2:00pm PT by Lesley Goldberg
Lucy Griffiths to Co-Star in AMC's 'Preacher' Adaptation
Lucy Griffiths is back in the comic book world.
The True Blood alum has joined the cast of AMC's comic book adaptation Preacher, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
Based on Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon's controversial 1990s series from DC Comics imprint Vertigo, Preacher revolves around the 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 down God and hold him responsible for his abdication. Tulip O'Hare (Ruth Negga), Jesse's beer-guzzling vampire ex-girlfriend, accompanies him on his quest for answers. But the story doesn't end there: The Saint of Killers, an immortal killing machine and Western lone-gunman type, is hot on their trail, with his sights set on Jesse.
Griffiths will co-star as Emily Woodrow, a no-nonsense single mother of three. Emily's a waitress, the church organist, a 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.
Griffiths joins a cast that also includes This Is England's Joseph Gilgun as Irish vampire Cassidy and Ian Colletti as Eugene Root (aka Arseface). The lead role of Jesse has not been cast yet.
This Is the End duo Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg and Breaking Bad's Sam Catlin are adapting the comic for AMC via Sony Pictures Television. James Weaver will oversee the project, which was written by Catlin. Rogen and Goldberg will direct.
For Griffiths, this marks the actress' return to the comic world after she initially was attached to co-star in NBC's Hellblazer take, Constantine. Griffiths is repped by DBA, Principal Entertainment and Hamilton Hodell.