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Jennifer Maas
April 17, 2015 AT 12:00 PM EDT

Dominic Cooper will be coming on board AMC’s drama pilot Preacher, in the titular role of a preacher man.

Based on Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon’s cult ‘90s comic, the project was brought to Sony TV and AMC Studios by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg.

Preacher revolves around a preacher (obviously), Jesse Custer (Cooper), a conflicted man in small-town Texas who happens to merge with a creature that has escaped from heaven above—and develops the ability to make anyone do anything he asks of them. Together he, his ex-girlfriend, Tulip (Ruth Negga), and an Irish vampire named Cassidy (Joseph Gilgun) embark on a journey to actually find God.

Additional cast members include Lucy Griffiths as Emily and Ian Colletti as Eugene Root, a.k.a. Arseface.

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