Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s Preacher TV show has found their Tulip O’Hare in Agents Of SHIELD’s Ruth Negga.
Deadline reports that Negga (also familiar to genre fans from her turns in World War Z and Misfits) is the first actor to be cast in the TV series based on the Vertigo comic series by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon about Jesse Custer, a preacher imbued with the power of Genesis, an escaped force from Heaven that allows him to force anyone to do what he commands. Together with his ex-girlfriend Tulip and Irish vampire Cassidy, Jesse sets out to track down God.
The site describes Tulip 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” which just about covers it.
Negga has put in excellent work as the icily badass Raina on Agents Of SHIELD and we’re really excited to see what she does with such an awesome character, and as first casting choices go, this is a promising first sign that we could be in for something special.
You can buy Preacher: Book One (Gone To Texas) for £13.48 at Amazon.co.uk. For more on the comics that inspire the series, pick up our 100 All-Time Greatest Comics bookazine now!