AMC’s upcoming Preacher pilot continues to round out its cast, with Deadline reporting that W. Earl Brown (Deadwood) has signed on for a regular role as Sheriff Hugo Root, whose character is described as “the mean-hearted father of Eugene Root aka Arseface, a flinty-eyed, conspiracy-credulous redneck who is not a fool and has a vulnerability to him.”
Preacher is set to star Dominic Cooper (Agent Carter) as Rev. Jesse Custer, a conflicted preacher who finds himself bonded to a supernatural creature called Genesis and sets out on a journey to find God. Joining him in the cast are Ruth Negga (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) as Tulip, Ian Colletti (Rake) as Arseface, Joseph Gilgun (This Is England) as Cassidy, Elizabeth Perkins (Big, Weeds) as Vyla Quinncannon and Lucy Griffiths (True Blood) as the original character Emily Woodrow.
Preacher has been adapted for the small screen by The Interview duo Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, along with with Breaking Bad’s Sam Catlin.