Dominic Cooper Confirmed as Lead on AMC’s ‘Preacher’

Actor will play Jesse Custer for coming TV pilot, which TheWrap previously reported was imminent

Dominic Cooper

It has been written in AMC’s scripture: Dominic Cooper is now officially set to star as Jesse Custer on pilot “Preacher.”

The potential cable series is based on a popular comic book franchise of the same name. Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg are producing the pilot with Sony TV and AMC Studios.

TheWrap previously reported that the deal was a mere formality.

Based on the popular ’90s comic by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon, the series follows Custer, a conflicted preacher in a small Texas town who is able to influence people after he merges with a heavenly creature.

Ruth Negga co-stars as his ex-girlfriend Tulip, while Joseph Gilgun is set to play an Irish vampire named Cassidy. The three of them embark on a journey to find God.

The cast also includes Ian Colletti as Arseface and Lucy Griffiths as no-nonsense single mother Emily.

Cooper recently starred in “Dracula Untold” with Luke Evans and “Need for Speed” with Aaron Paul. He also plays Howard Stark on “Agent Carter” and will soon be seen in Legendary’s “Warcraft” movie.

Cooper is represented by CAA and Markham, Froggatt and Irwin.