Ruth Negga snags lead in AMC’s ‘Preacher’

ruth-neggaRuth Negga has been reppin’ on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. for the past two seasons and now she’s gearing up to lead a another show based in the comic book world. Negga has been cast in a lead role for a pilot called Preacher, based on the comic book by Garth Dennis and Steve Dillon.

Preacher follows Jesse Custer, a preacher in a small Texas town who merges with a creature that escapes from heaven, giving him the ability to make anyone do what he says. Negga will be playing the role of Tulip, Custer’s ex-girlfriend, who joins Custer and an Irish vampire named Cassidy as they embark on a journey to find God.

In the comic, Tulip is a white girl who is, according to Deadline, described 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.”

Hopefully AMC picks it up!

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