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The cast of AMC’s ‘Preacher‘ just got a new fan favorite as Lucy Griffiths (‘True Blood,”Winter’s Tale’) has just signed on to play Emily Woodrow on the series. Griffiths is joining Ruth Negga (‘Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’) as the female lead Tulip, Joseph Gilgun as the Irish vampire Cassidy, and Ian Colletti as Eugene Root. At this time Rev. Jesse Custer, the lead character, hasn’t been cast but last we heard Dominic Cooper (‘Captain America: The First Avenger‘) was in talks to take on the role.

Emily is described as “a no-nonsense single mother of three. Emily’s a waitress, the church organist, a bookkeeper and Jesse’s loyal right hand. Stoic and strong, wise beyond her years, she can’t help but have a little thing for Preacher Jesse.” Personally I think with the flirtatious and dominating characters that she has portrayed in the past that not only will she be a good fit for the role, but her interactions with Negga will play out brilliantly on screen.

With genre work in ‘True Blood’ and a brief sting on ‘Constantine,’ this won’t be Griffiths’ first trip into the world of comics or fantasy. She has already proven herself as a strong actress over time and am looking forward to seeing what she does in ‘Preacher’.

What do you think about Griffiths nagging a role on the show? Are you think ‘Preacher’ is a good fit for a live action series? Share your thoughts below!


Preacher follows Reverend Jesse Custer, a tough Texas preacher who has lost his faith, and has learned that God has left Heaven and abandoned his responsibilities. He finds himself the only person capable of tracking God down, demanding answers, and making him answer for his dereliction of duty. Accompanying Jesse on his journey is his former girlfriend and a friendly vampire who seems to prefer a pint in the pub to the blood of the innocent. On his tail is one of the most iconic bad guys in print – an immortal, unstoppable killing machine named the Saint of Killers —a western lone gunman archetype whose sole purpose is to hunt and kill Jesse.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter