Always nice to see those Love/Hate folk doing well, although Irish actress Ruth Negga has been making waves stateside for some time now. Having recently worked on Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. she has now landed herself the lead role in new ABC drama Preacher.
The series is based on Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon’s cult 1990s comic and Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg are set to direct, working alongside showrunner Sam Catlin.
The pair, who previously collaborated on Superbad together, recently told Variety in an interview; "Preacher has been our favorite comic since it first came out. Garth Ennis is one of our idols and it’s an incredible honor to be working on this. We promise we won’t make too many dick jokes and ruin it."
Negga is the first actor to be cast and will play Tulip, the ex-girlfriend of conflicted preacher Jess Custer in small town Texas. The pair team up with an Irish vampire named Cassidy, and the three embark on a journey to literally find God.
Yeah... it will probably be better than it sounds.
Deadline have described Negga's character Tulip 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."
The pilot is set to go into production next summer, and as long as it's given the green light, should be on our screens in 2016.