Jackie Earle Haley Lands Villain Role in AMC’s Preacher

Jackie Earle Haley to appear on AMC’s Preacher

The Hollywood Reporter brings word that actor Jackie Earle Haley (A Nightmare on Elm Street, Lincoln) has joined the cast of AMC’s adaptation of Preacher in a key role, the villainous Odin Quincannon! 

The television version of the character is described as follows: “a small, decrepit man with the unscrupulous iron will necessary to be the most powerful man in Annville County, Texas. The chief employer in town, Odin runs Quincannon Meat & Power, a 125-year-old family run cattle slaughterhouse business.”

Jackie Earle Haley is no stranger to comic book adaptations having previously starred in the TV adaptation of Human Target and most notably as Rorschach in 2009’s Watchmen

Published between 1995 and 2000, Preacher tells the story of 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.

Dominic Cooper leads the cast that also includes Joseph Gilgun as the vampire Cassidy, Ruth Negga as his gun-toting ex-girlfriend Tulip, Colletti as the kindhearted yet startling Arseface, W. Earl Brown as his father Sheriff Hugo Root, Lucy Griffiths as Emily Woodrow, an original character in the series and love interest of Jesse’s, and Elizabeth Perkins as Vyla Quinncannon, the owner of the local slaughterhouse and a semi-original character. The series is aiming for a mid-2016 television premiere and will make its world premiere at SXSW.