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Re: Super Hero / Comic Book TV Development
« Reply #75 on: March 20, 2015, 11:54 AM »
Actually, vampires have very little to do with Preacher (other than his best mate being a vampire - a classical one allergic to sun and drinking blood).  The main story is about a disillusioned minister who gets possessed by the offspring of an unnatural celestial coupling, which grants him the power of command.  Basically anything he says, you do.  And if you piss him off, he might command you to count every grain of sand on a beach.  He and his pals decided to go and find God, encountering all manner of insanity along the way.  It was a rip-roaring yarn.

I wouldn't call this casting "against type."  All I really recall of Tulip was that she was a junkie, abrasive, and competent.
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Re: Super Hero / Comic Book TV Development
« Reply #76 on: March 20, 2015, 07:13 PM »
Just for the record, Ruth Negga is tremendous. I've loved her since Breakfast on Pluto and the fact she's Irish only runs up the score. As far as the casting against type, I don't have a problem with any of it really. I'm a fan of Dr. Who and though that's a show that really needs and is probably going to get some against type casting next go around, it has really promoted the fluidity of character. The Doctor's changing appearance is integral to his character but it speaks to the mutating nature of mythic characters. Preacher isn't mythic but a lot of characters who could get cast variably are (Spider-Man, for instance) and that's kind of cool actually.