Fan favorite Jackie Earle Haley has earned himself a key role in the forthcoming television adaptation of the cult comic book ‘The Preacher’.
The actor who is best known to comic book fans for his roles in ‘Watchmen’ and ‘Human Target’ has booked himself a six episode arc on the series as the iconic Odin Quincannon.
Based on Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon’s 1990s comic series from DC Comics imprint Vertigo, Preacher centres around Rev. Jesse Custer (Dominic Cooper), a bad-ass Texas preacher who, after a loss of faith, learns that God has left heaven and forsaken his duties. Jesse becomes the only one who is able to track God down and hold him accountable for his abdication. Tulip O’Hare (breakout Ruth Negga), Jesse’s beer-guzzling vampire ex-girlfriend, accompanies him on his quest for answers.
Haleys Odin is described as a small, decrepit man with the unscrupulous iron will necessary to be the most powerful man in Annville County, Texas. The chief employer in town, Odin runs Quincannon Meat & Power, a 125-year-old family run cattle slaughterhouse business.
In the comic books Odin is a member of the local KKK branch and clashes numerous times with Jesse, with the latter eventually discovering him having sex with a mannequin made out of meat products.
Preacher, expected to debut in the summer, hails from EPs Sam Catlin (Breaking Bad), Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg (This Is the End).