Joe Gilgun – Rudy From Misfits – Is Going To Steal The Show As Cassidy In Preacher

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We've seen the Preacher trailer. But with one line, "Jaysus, what kind of Preacher are you?", Joe Gilgun looks like he may be about to steal the show as Cassidy.

Bleeding Cool ran a script review last year of the pilot episode and utterly loved what we read. I said at the time that it felt actor proof, it was impossible to ruin it. And, from this trailer, what changes there between then and now seem to be mostly cosmetic.

p1But Gilgun appears to be taking this to a new level, as the Irish vampire best buddy of Jesse Custer, the Preacher. The comic book was a road movie, the AMC show (possibly for budget reasons) is a stay-in-one-place-and-let-the-road-come-to-you series, but it feels very close to the spirit of the comic. And is hilarious,

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Gilgun critically broke out in the UK in the Shane Meadows film and TV series This Is England, but got a massive geek boost playing Rudy in the latter series of Misfits, the superfiction TV show that also co-starred Ruth Negga, cast as Tulip.

Here, for newcomers to that show and to Joe, are a few examples why he's going to be a great Cassidy.

It's a long, long way from Jamie Armstron in Corrie and Eli Dingle in Emmerdale….

 

 

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About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.
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