Dominic Cooper struts his stuff as Jesse Custer, the titular preacher.
Lucy Griffiths plays concerned church-goer Emily, newly created for the TV series.
Anatol Yusef and Tom Brooke look worse for wear as fallen angels DeBlanc and Fiore, former bureaucrats in Heaven who are exiled to earth.
Derek Wilson looks surprised in a bathroom as Donnie Schenck, a preacher himself in the comic whom Custer beats within an inch of his life, forcing him to leave town. His promotion to series regular forecasts an expanded role for the character.