Lucy Griffiths is back for another TV adaptation of a Vertigo comic book series. The Hollywood Reporter has word that Griffiths has been cast in AMC’s “Preacher” pilot, as Emily Woodrow, a character created for the TV series.
Here’s the official description of Griffith’s character: “Emily Woodrow, a no-nonsense single mother of three. Emily’s a waitress, the church organist, 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.”
Griffiths was cast in the co-lead role of Liv Aberdine in NBC’s “Constantine,” but was dropped from the DC Comics-based series after the pilot. Prior television roles include Nora Gainesborough in “True Blood” and Marian in “Robin Hood.”
Based on the widely acclaimed 1990s series from writer Garth Ennis and artist Steve Dillon, “Preacher” will also star Ruth Negga as Tulip O’Hare, Joseph Gilgun as Cassidy and Ian Colletti as Arseface; all characters from the original comics. Jesse Custer — the show’s titular Preacher — has not yet been cast, though earlier rumors attached Dominic Cooper to the role. The adaptation is helmed by frequent collaborators Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, plus “Breaking Bad” alum Sam Catlin.
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