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Joseph Gilgun cast as Cassidy in AMC's comic adaptation Preacher

03.24.2015
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With the female lead wrapped up, Seth Rogen's pilot based on Garth Ennis' acclaimed comic book Preacher has now found it's second lead. British actor Joseph Gilgun has been cast as Irish vampire Cassidy in the pilot for the AMC series which leaves only the role of Jesse Custer open.

Proinsias Cassidy is a hundred year old undead Irishman who serves as friend and foil to Tulip (Ruth Negga) and Jesse. He joins in on their adventures to find God while avoiding the deadly Saint of Killers and depraved Herr Starr. Along they way, they run into all sorts of depraved characters, including the deformed Arseface (Ian Colletti).

Joseph Gilgun has worked primarily in the U.K. and is best known for roles on the series Emmerdale and Misfits as well as the film THIS IS ENGLAND. He has not broken through domestically yet but does have a role in the Vin Diesel film THE LAST WITCH HUNTER. The role of Cassidy could be a break out part for Gilgun, especially if AMC pushes the envelope with profanity and violence like they have on their other series.

The Preacher pilot has been picking up steam in recent weeks as characters quickly get cast. A favorite series of mine since it's inception, Preacher has had a long road to the big and small screen with several attempts to adapt it falling apart. This take looks like the most likely to happen, so hopefully we see a product that is more like The Walking Dead rather than Constantine.

Source: Deadline

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7:51AM on 03/25/2015
Insanely perfect casting. He was the highlight of LOCKOUT and has just that perfect mix of charm and menace.
Insanely perfect casting. He was the highlight of LOCKOUT and has just that perfect mix of charm and menace.
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6:10PM on 03/24/2015

Love it

Dude "brought the crazy" in Lockout. Really made an impression.
Dude "brought the crazy" in Lockout. Really made an impression.
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5:46PM on 03/24/2015
He was top stuff in 'This is England' and 'Misfits'.
He was top stuff in 'This is England' and 'Misfits'.
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5:21PM on 03/24/2015
pretty good choice actually. He was one of the best things about 'Misfits' through its crappy last seasons. Wonder how his Irish accent holds up though.
pretty good choice actually. He was one of the best things about 'Misfits' through its crappy last seasons. Wonder how his Irish accent holds up though.
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5:12PM on 03/24/2015
He's brilliant as Rudy in misfits and was very menacing in lockdown
He's brilliant as Rudy in misfits and was very menacing in lockdown
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5:08PM on 03/24/2015
God I hope this will get done and be good. Love the comic. And at least think I liked him in This is England.
God I hope this will get done and be good. Love the comic. And at least think I liked him in This is England.
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