Preacher's Arseface Has Been Cast

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While we're still waiting for AMC to announce who will play title character Jesse Custer for their TV adaptation of the comic Preacher (along with his vampire pal Cassidy) a very strange side character with an extremely messed-up backstory has been revealed. Behold, Arseface.

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AMC has announced that fresh-faced newcomer Ian Colletti will play Eugene Root, a.k.a. Arseface. He's actually a very strange and sad character who wrecked his face trying to commit suicide like his idol, Kurt Cobain.

Arseface even got his own origin story single-issue comic, titled "Preacher: The Story of You-Know-Who" which makes us wonder if AMC and Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg (producers on the series) will also do a single-episode backstory for this character. Either way, Arseface has a very strange arc in the Preacher comics, so we look forward to hearing him sing. This also might mean we'll get to meet the one-eyed Lorie Bobbs.

Man, the cast of Preacher is totally deranged. It should be interesting to see how this one shakes out on television.

[Via Collider]

DISCUSSION

Preacher is a great off beat, edgy, push the envelope, sacrilegious kind of comic. There are funny moments. But, it is NOT a comedy. It's a supernatural horror action tale. The story is great and unpredictable.

Seth Rogan being at the head of this is insane in many ways. Its an injustice to the book. This is going to be a disaster on many levels.