Based on Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon’s 1990s comic, Preacher focuses on Rev. Jesse Custer, a conflicted Texas preacher who embarks on a journey to find God. Perkins will play Vyla Quinncannon, Jesse’s strong-willed mother who owns the local slaughterhouse.
Since ending her run on Weeds, Perkins has appeared on The Closer, How to Get Away With Murder and ABC’s short-lived sitcom How to Live With Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life).
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* Isabelle Fuhrman (Orphan) will recur on Season 3 of Masters of Sex, playing Virginia Johnson’s daughter, Tessa, as the show jumps five years ahead, Deadline reports.
* Spike TV is teaming up with Jerry Bruckheimer (The Amazing Race, CSI) to develop Harvest, Deadline reports, a drama series about a cemetery groundskeeper whose life is upturned when his estranged father shows up.
* In News That Doesn’t Really Surprise Anyone, WE tv has cancelled its reality series Sex Box — in which struggling couples do the deed in a box before getting therapy — after five episodes.