Are you even allowed to star in two television shows based on two different comic book properties? Wouldn’t that screw up the space-time continuum? Apparently not. Ruth Negga, who has appeared regularly in Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD on ABC, has just been cast as the female lead in AMC’s Preacher pilot.
Based on the comic series by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon and developed for AMC by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, “[Preacher] is about 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 (Negga) — Jesse’s former and only true love — and an Irish vampire named Cassidy, the three embark on a journey to literally find God. Tulip is described as a volatile, action-packed, sexified force of nature, a capable, unrepentant criminal with a love of fashion and ability to construct helicopter-downing bazookas out of coffee cans and corn shine who’s not afraid to steal, kill or corn cob-stab her way out of a bad situation.”
Sounds like an average Friday night for me, am I right? Up top. Check out the full story at Deadline.