Taking place in front of a packed audience, the panel and screening for Preacher couldn’t have found a better place to unveil itself (although it did play SXSW earlier in the month). Stars Dominc Cooper and Ruth Negga, as well as EP Sam Catlin, were on hand to discuss the show which you can hear:
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In terms of the pilot, I have no doubt that hardcore fans will be able to rock with the series, if the yells and laughs were any indication. For the unitiated, like myself, the pilot was a wonderful introduction to the world of Preacher. The setting of a small Texas town conjures up many good True Blood vibes and the characters in this are so wonderfully drawn. Dominic Cooper shines as the down on his luck preacher with a violent past and gets a wonderful fight scene showcase, but its the supporting players that will really make this tale. Ruth Negga as Tulip is incredibly bad ass (she makes a bazooka out of cornshine, cans, and duct tape) and Joe Gilgun as Cassidy will be on the list of favorite TV characters very soon. All in all the pilot was well worth the watch and the show should be very exciting.
One of the most striking characters, for reasons you’ll see below and more, was Eugene. His impact on the show remains to be seen, but he does present another wonderful side character whose problems make life interesting for Jesse Custer.