Preacher has some new company. Recently, AMC announced Betty Buckley (pictured), Colin Cunningham, Jeremy Childs, and Liz McGeever have joined the TV series’ third season.
Based on the comic book by Garth Ennis and Steven Dillon, the supernatural drama follows West Texas preacher Jesse Custer (Dominic Cooper), along with his badass ex-girlfriend Tulip (Ruth Negga) and Irish vampire Cassidy (Joseph Gilgun) as they take off on a road trip to find God. The cast also includes Ian Colletti, and Graham McTavish. Noah Taylor, Pip Torrens, Julie Ann Emery, Malcolm Barrett, Justin Prentice, and Ronald Guttman.
On Preacher, Buckley will play Gran’ma, “a spiritist with true powers” and Jesse Custer’s (Cooper) only living family. Joining Buckley are guest stars Colin Cunningham, Jeremy Childs, and Liz McGeever.
Season three of Preacher is currently in production. Read more casting info from AMC below:
Tony winner Betty Buckley (Supergirl, Split) joins the cast as a series regular playing “Gran’ma,” a spiritist with true powers, who can cast spells and even bring back the dead (for a price). Pay the fee or pay with your soul to feed Gran’ma’s thirst for eternal youth. She is weathered, tough, and mean, but also intelligent beyond measure. She’s Jesse’s only living family and she loves him.
Buckley will be joined by a trio of recurring guest stars. Colin Cunningham (Falling Skies) plays “TC,” a man born of the bayou and the loyal caretaker and soldier for Gran’ma. Weaselly and wiry, he’ll gladly tell you about his perversions whether you ask him or not. While he seems like the friendliest guy you’ll ever meet, don’t make the mistake of turning your back on him.
Jeremy Childs (The Last Castle, Nashville) is “Jody.” Massive and intimidating, Jody is the enforcer for Gran’ma and the only man Jesse’s never beaten in a fight. He’s nobody’s fool, and not someone to cross.
Liz McGeever (Star, Nashville) will play “Christina.” Capable and efficient, Christina has a face that lures customers in for her family business. Christina hides it well, but she hates her job and has dreams and aspirations outside of her current life – but suffers to protect her child.”
What do you think? Are you a fan of Preacher? Are you excited for season three?