Seth Rogen shares a first look at Preacher's leads, Jesse, Tulip and Cassidy

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Acclaimed comic book PREACHER makes it way to television care of AMC, the network who brought you The Walking Dead.

Seth Rogan has shared a sneak peek at the three leads of his upcoming television show, Preacher

Rogan, who is producing the show, posted pictures of the characters Jesse Custer (Dominic Cooper), Tulip (Ruth Negga) and Cassidy (Joseph Gilgun),  on twitter on Thursday. 

The images show Preacher Jesse, light a cigarette in church, his feet up on the pew in front of him, reflecting the iconoclastic nature of the show. 

Acclaimed comic book PREACHER makes it way to television care of AMC, the network who brought you The Walking Dead.

Acclaimed comic book PREACHER makes it way to television care of AMC, the network who brought you The Walking Dead.

"For those who can't make #SXSW, here's a FIRST LOOK at our leading trio – Jesse, Tulip & Cassidy! #Preacher ," Rogan posted. 

READ MORE: AMC's Preacher trailer drops

 

Tulip appears looking pensive behind the wheel of a car, while the Irish Vampire Cassidy is shown necking something slightly less gory: a bottle of whisky. 

The television show, in which Texan preacher Jesse Custer is possessed a supernatural creature named Genesis - the unauthorised spawn of an angel and a demon, is based on the 1990's comic book series. 

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A television adaptation has been long awaited - and in some cased feared - by fans of the graphic novels. 

The trailer for the show arrived online in 2015. 

It didn't delve into the supernatural angle of the comic series, though it gives hints of the comic's story line in which Custer journeys across the US as he attempts to literally find God, who supposedly abandoned Heaven when Genesis was born. 

Custer is joined the hunt by his old girlfriend Tulip O'Hare and an Irish vampire called Cassidy. 

The show is being produced by Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg and Sam Catlin for AMC, the network behind international smash hit The Walking Dead, which is also based on a series of popular graphic novels.

The first episodes of the show will air at the South by SouthWest festival which begins in Austin, Texas on Friday. 

 - Stuff

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