Ruth Negga Cast as Tulip in AMC’s Preacher!

Last month, SuperHeroHype reported that AMC was looking to cast an African American actress in the role of Tulip O’Hare for their upcoming adaptation of “Preacher.” Today, Deadline brings word that Ruth Negga of “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” and “Misfits” has been cast in the role.

“Preacher,” published by DC Comics’ Vertigo imprint between 1995 and 2000, tells the story of Reverend Jesse Custer, a small town Texas preacher who, nearly at his faith’s end, finds himself merged with a supernatural entity, Genesis, birthed from both an angel and a demon. Imbued with the word of God (the ability to make anyone obey his commands), Jesse hits the road, reunited with his ex girlfriend, Tulip, and joined by a rowdy Irish vampire, Cassidy, to track down God himself and force him to explain why he abandoned his duties in Heaven.

A Sony Pictures Television and AMC Studios co-production, “Preacher” will be produced by Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen through their Point Grey banner, along with Neal Moritz’s Original Film. The pilot was written by Sam Catlin and has Rogen and Goldberg attached to direct. “Preacher” is set to shoot this year with an eye toward premiering in 2016.

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