Ruth Negga Cast As Female Lead In Preacher



Ruth Negga, known for playing Raina in Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D., has been cast as the series female lead in the Preacher TV series.

Negga will play Preacher’s ex-girlfriend, Tulip, described by Deadline: as a volatile, action-packed, sexified force of nature, a capable, unrepentant criminal with a love of fashion and ability to construct helicopter-downing bazookas out of coffee cans and corn shine who’s not afraid to steal, kill or corn cob-stab her way out of a bad situation.

Preacher follows Jesse Custer, a conflicted Preacher in a small Texas town who merges with a creature that has escaped from heaven and develops the ability to make anyone do anything he says.

Preacher is based on Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon’s 1990s comic; Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg are developing the project for AMC and will direct the pilot, written by Sam Catlin who will serve as showrunner.

Another Marvel alumnus is also rumored to play the lead in Preacher with Dominic Cooper, who plays Howard Stark.