Following last weekend’s rumor that Agent Carter‘s Dominic Cooper is being sought to play Jesse Custer comes news that another Marvel star has been cast in AMC’s adaptation of the classic Vertigo series, Preacher.
Deadline is reporting that Ruth Negga (Agents of SHIELD‘s Raina) has won the role of Custer’s ex-girlfriend Tulip. The site describes the character 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,” which, honestly, is the way I want people to talk about me.
Negga is the first to be officially cast in the series from Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg (This is the End, The Interview) and showrunner Sam Catlin (Breaking Bad). She’s not who I would have thought of for the part, but hearing it now she’s such a great choice that I can’t imagine anyone else. I’m looking forward to hearing who they choose next.