Agent Carter's Dominic Cooper Nabs Lead in AMC's Preacher Pilot

Dominic Cooper Preacher

Dominic Cooper is the answer to AMC’s prayers.

The Agent Carter actor has landed the titular role in Preacher, the cabler’s drama pilot based on Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon’s 1990s comic.

Exec-produced by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg (This Is the End), Preacher centers on Cooper’s Rev. Jesse Custer, a conflicted Texas minister who merges with a spiritual force called Genesis — making him more mighty than the Almighty. Joined by his gun-toting girlfriend Tulip (S.H.I.E.L.D.‘s Ruth Negga) and the hard-drinking Irish vampire Cassidy, Custer begins a violent journey across the country in search of answers from a disenfranchised God.

Lucy Griffiths (True Blood) and Ian Colletti (Rake) also star in the project.

In addition to playing Agent Carter‘s Howard Stark, Cooper’s small-screen credits include the British miniseries Fleming and Sense & Sensibility.

TVLine’s sister site Deadline was among the first to report the news.

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  1. Eric says:

    Now this is a casting choice that I can get behind.

  2. Britta says:

    I like this casting. Are him and Ruth Negga still together?

  3. A Bis Mal says:

    Aren’t they also playing husband and wife in the Warcraft movie?

  4. titoveli says:

    now cooper is playing with the big boys DC

  5. That’s not good for Agent Carter, though

    • MDS says:

      I assume Agent Carter will keep doing short seasons, so it may not be an issue. Also, he’s not the lead, Peggy is

  6. amycorvus says:

    Boring. Should have cast Walton Goggins, the man was born to be Jesse Custer!

    • Dys says:

      Perhaps he would have been under consideration if he had availability, but he doesn’t due to having series regular role in an upcoming HBO comedy.