Entertainment Weekly


Stay Connected


Advertise With Us

Learn More

Skip to content


'True Blood' actress Lucy Griffiths joins AMC 'Preacher' pilot

Posted on

Rebecca Sapp/Getty Images

Lucy Griffiths (True Blood) has signed on for the AMC drama pilot Preacher, an adaptation of Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon’s cult ’90s comic.

A project from Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, Preacher is about Jesse Custer, a conflicted preacher in a small Texas town who merges with a creature that escaped from heaven. He develops the ability to make anyone do whatever he says. He teams up with his ex-girlfriend and only true love, Tulip (Ruth Negga), and an Irish vampire named Cassidy (Joseph Gilgun) on a journey to literally find God. 

Griffiths will play Emily, a waitress and single mother to three children, as well as the church organist, bookkeeper, and Jesse’s loyal right hand. Griffiths joins Negga and Gilgun, as well as Ian Colletti whose been cast as Eugene Root, aka Arseface.