Joseph Gilgun: Thoughts on Preacher

Posted: 07/29/2016 in Uncategorized


Joseph Gilgun Talks Playing Cassidy The Vampire On PREACHER; Hints At Season 2’s Plot Direction

As the first season of AMC’s Preacher reaches its bloody conclusion this Sunday, Empire catches up with Joe Gilgun (Misfits, This is England) to chat about what’s next for his character, Cassidy…

The first 10 episode of AMC’s take on Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon’s Preacher have to be seen as a success overall, but they have been criticised for only very loosely adapting the source material, and taking a few too many liberties with the main characters. Its true that Jesse and Tulip turned out to be quite different from their comic book counterparts, but Cassidy is (pretty much) a spot on interpretation of the hard drinking Irish vampire we first met in Ennis’ story.

In a new interview with Empire Magazine, Joseph Gilgun discusses his take on ol’ Cass, and why it was necessary for the first season of the show to stray so far from the fast-paced nature of the first graphic novel, “Gone to Texas”.

“I [frick]ing loved it, man. I really, really loved Preacher. I can’t wait to go back. It’s one of the best times I’ve had filming. I think for the first series, we’ve had to keep it stationary, so people can invest in the characters. We needed to cater for those who haven’t read the comics. We’ve all been finding our feet in this initial series, man.”

As we’ve already seen from the SDCC trailer that was released, the finale is going to begin to converge with the comics, and Gilgun suggests that’ll continue into the second season.

“In the comics, which I think they’re trying to stick to, the trio [Jesse, Tulip and Cassidy] sort of [frick] off on this quest for God. It’s kind of an adventure where all three of them try to find out who they are and what it’s all about. Which is the eternal question for everybody, I guess. [frick], it sounds corny, doesn’t it?”

Have you guys been enjoying Preacher so far? Sound off below, and be sure to tune in for what’s sure to be an eventful finale this Sunday.




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