British actor Joseph Gilgun (This Is England, Misfits) has joined the cast of AMC’s Preacher pilot, where he’ll play the role of Irish vampire Proinsias Cassidy.
Deadline describes his character as “the most wild-ass, bestest “bro” you’d ever want to meet. He may be 100 years dead but no one’s more boisterously alive than Proinsias Cassidy. An incorrigible mischief-maker, Cassidy’s up for anything — joyriding, bungee-jumping, bank robbing, peyote dropping. He’s also a relentless conversationalist with opinions on everything from religion to politics to pop culture to theories on why people are better able to tolerate the odor of their own flatulence.”
Gilgun joins Ruth Negga (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) as Tulip and Ian Colletti (Rake) as Arseface in the pilot, which has been written by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. Dominic Cooper (Agent Carter) is reportedly in talks for the lead role of Jesse Custer, the eponymous preacher.