TVLine Items: Weeds Star Joins Preacher, Masters Kid Cast and More

Elizabeth Perkins Preacher

Preacher‘s congregation is quickly growing, and Elizabeth Perkins is its newest member.

The Weeds actress has joined AMC’s drama pilot in a co-starring role, opposite recently announced lead Dominic Cooper, our sister site Deadline reports.

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).

Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…

* 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.