Converting The Preacher

at

preacher

Preacher comic book (top) and the new TV series starring Dominic Cooper

 

*Spoiler Alert*

Seanán Kerr writes:

I don’t know if you’re familiar with The Preacher comic book, it’s a fantastic read and they’re of course making a TV show (above), worrying thing is they cast a English actor in the role of the Irish Vampire Cassidy.
However what’s most important is that they make use of what for my money is the greatest scene in all comic books, one where [spoiler ahoy] Cassidy (the soon to be) is rescued from the Easter rising by his older brother and well you can see for yourself (top).
I’ve contacted the producers via their twitter page to fill the role and if possible I’d love your support on this, it’s one of my greatest ambitions in life to be able to knee Michael Collins in the groin, if for no other reason than I deplore violence.

FIGHT!

35 thoughts on “Converting The Preacher

  1. Bobby

    They’ve also cast an English guy as the American lead, but you don’t bring that up, for some reason.

    1. pedeyw

      I’m curious as to what Texans make of Dominic Coopers accent. Does it sound as dodgy to them as Gilgun’s accent sounds to me?

  2. My Last Comment Got Deleted

    “However what’s most important is that they make use of what for my money is the greatest scene in all comic books, one where [spoiler ahoy] Cassidy (the soon to be) is rescued from the Easter rising by his older brother and well you can see for yourself (top).”

    That is really poorly written. Is this man trying to say also that he has contacted the producers to take over the role of this actor which has clearly already been shot? and that he also hates the violence in the show.

    I really think this is the ranting of a lunatic.

    Irish actors play people of other nationalities all the time. There is no rule that actors should only play people from the same country as themselves. This person is a lunatic.

    1. Caroline

      To be fair, most actors of whatever nationality make an excellent stab at the American accent. The Irish accent as rendered by a foreigner tends to range from unconvincing to rage-inducing. Nobody else cares of course.

      In this case they have opted for “giddy culchie having the craic down the back of a biz org class”.

          1. Caroline

            Maybe it’s true, maybe the Irish are the worst at the Irish accent. Timothy Murphy had a more convincing Irish accent when he was trying to be Russian.

    2. pedeyw

      The actor playing Cassidy has been cast and shot, the lad kicking Collins is his Cassidy’s brother. As the (spoiler alert, maybe?) backstory of Cassidy takes place a good two years or so into the original comic run, I think it’s fairly safe to say he hasn’t been cast yet.

  3. saintofcommentators

    the rant later on in that back story about Pearse and blood sacrifices is also wonderfully cathartic

    if they do the scene where Jesse uses his Word on the pundits on the talk radio show I will stand and applaud and buy all their Blu Rays

      1. Prop Joe

        You’ve got some ranchero crumbs on your fingers and a dried in Monster stain on your atari t-shirt
        Trim your beard and lose a few pounds too

    1. pedeyw

      So just the sports jersey at the weekend, for you? I assume you only watch the news on television and only read newspapers and non fiction too?

  4. Caroline

    Saw this a few days ago but I refuse to judge it on the basis of this clip. I’m too heavily invested.

    1. pedeyw

      I hope it’s just a trailer for the pilot. And that Ruth Negga’s presence will sort out Gilgud’s accent a bit.

  5. PeteS

    Jesus, Broadsheet. Do you really have to post every crack-pot correspondence that you get from any old idiot?

    ” it’s one of my greatest ambitions in life to be able to knee Michael Collins in the groin, if for no other reason than I deplore violence.”

    What a load of nonsense.

  6. Medium Sized C

    Look. Fella.
    You are gonna be disgusted.
    There is no way that anybody is gonna make a faithful representation of Preacher for Telly or Movies.

    People don’t often make stuff that is that violent or confrontative in film.
    Some of the most violent anti-religious stuff you can think of will pale utterly in comparison.
    It will be watered down to the point of disgust, because people don’t tolerate stuff on telly that they tolerate in print.

    I could be wrong like, but don’t get your hopes up.

    1. Gav D

      I completely agree. Look at the reaction to the last series of Game of Thrones; predominantly the reaction of those who only watch the TV and never read the source material and weren’t expecting some of the stuff. People were going bananas about sex/violence/deaths/nudity, when you never once heard the same about the books.

      People are weird.

      1. pedeyw

        I think it’s because reading it puts you one more step away from it. I remember thinking the violence in the first Sin City movie was pretty shocking even though I had read those same stories in comic form and thought nothing of it.

Comments are closed.

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!