AMC’s Preacher has cast another co-lead. British actor Joseph Gilgun (This Is England) has joined the drama pilot based on Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon’s cult 1990s comic. The project, from Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg, Sony TV and AMC Studios, is about Jesse Custer, a conflicted Preacher in a small Texas town who merges with a creature that has escaped from heaven and develops the ability to make anyone do anything he says. Along with his ex-girlfriend, Tulip (Ruth Negga) and an Irish vampire named Cassidy (Gilgun), the three embark on a journey to literally find God.
In the final ever episode, the gang discover that their community service is over and begin to contemplate life after the orange jumpsuits. Still upset at the way Rudy (Joseph Gilgun) treated her, Jess (Karla Crome) seeks comfort elsewhere; however, she soon discovers that her companion has a terrifying power that threatens her very existence. Meanwhile, Rudy’s alter ego discovers that Helen (Ellie Kendrick), Karen (Kate Bracken) and Sam (Michael Winder) aren’t quite the superheroes he expected them to be.
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As part of their community service, the gang have to look after a group of terminally ill patients. However, one of the patients seems intent on cheating death.
A mysterious gypsy casts a spell on Alex after he refuses to help a damsel in distress, and Rudy’s alter ego takes another step closer to finding the missing superhero depicted on the woolly jumper.
Since attending the superpower support group, Rudy’s alter ego Rudy Two has become more of his own person. And while the gang are out on community service they come across a bumbling old man who turns out to be more than he seems.
They also encounter Helen, an electrician with a power that might just hold the key to understanding the ‘mysterious knitted jumper’.
Abby is convinced she has finally met her soulmate in Laura until childhood memories return to haunt her, unleashing a terrifying force.
Finn is in an awkward position when it becomes clear that Greg, the probation worker, has a crush on him. And, searching for the mysterious superhero on his woolly jumper, Rudy’s alter-ego meets Sam.
“I think you’ll find that there’s no such thing as an innocent young offender.”
Rudy (Joseph Gilgun) just might be right about the two new delinquents who are serving community service with him when the UK’s Misfits kicks off its fourth season on Hulu Monday. The irreverent and violent sci-fi series picks up a short time after the heartbreaking events of last season’s finale, in which the group lost star-crossed couple Simon (Iwan Rheon) and Alisha (Antonia Thomas) for good.
But these orange-coverall-wearing ASBOs (anti-social behavior orders) are resilient thanks to youth, stubbornness, and, oh yeah, the superpowers they acquired during a freak storm a few years back. After all, they’ve survived body swapping, zombie cheerleaders, Hitler, ghosts, time travel and death — so much death! They can handle having to say a few goodbyes.
What’s in store for Season 4? Here’s a look at five mysteries that will be answered in the premiere:
1. Where’s the love? It’s bad enough that Simon and Alisha left, but Kelly (Lauren Socha) is gone as well. Since she wasn’t written out of last season’s finale, we learn from her boyfriend Seth (Mathew McNulty) the outrageously bizarre reason for her not returning after they went on holiday. Without those two romances, the new season is in need of a little tenderness.
2. No, really. Where’s the love?!? Maybe we can do without amour temporarily, but returning ASBOs Rudy and Curtis (Nathan Stewart-Jarrett) and power-dealer Seth are supposed to be friends, or at least allies. So why are they scheming against each other, acting even more morally bankrupt than usual and even resorting to torture and dismemberment? There’s a very good reason, and one that we won’t hold against them.
3. Who is Jess? The new young offender (Karla Crome) has trust issues, which could be a good thing when dealing with the self-serving Rudy. She prefers people to be straightforward with her, and her superpower helps her see the truth, at least partially.
4. Who is Finn? The other newbie (Nathan McMullen) doesn’t seem so upset to be doing community service and even wants to chat people up and make friends. He’s friendly, if a little on the awkward side, and has a potentially devastating superpower if only he can handle it. And we’ll find out that power isn’t the only scary thing about him!
5. Who will die? This is Misfits! Of course someone has to die and join the disposed bodies in the woods. It’s almost getting to be an ASBO rite of passage. But we’ll see if tradition (having the new kids off their probation officer) holds, or if another victim will meet his/her fate.
Are you psyched for the new season of Misfits? Will you miss Simon, Alisha and Kelly? Season 4 premieres Monday on Hulu.
Misfits producer Matt Strevens has hinted at a “bromance” for Rudy (Joseph Gilgun) in the next series.
Rudy will develop an “odd couple” relationship with new series regular Finn (Nathan McMullen), Strevens told SFX.
“We’ve upped the humor a little bit more, because as we were writing and as we cast we realized the dynamic between Joe Gilgun and Nathan McMullen… has turned into a sort of a bromance,” he explained. “They wind each other up, but they kind of love each other at the same time.”
Strevens also revealed that Finn – who has telekinetic powers – is hiding “a dark secret” from the show’s other characters.
“[That’s] revealed at the end of episode one, and then that plays into episode two,” he confirmed. “His secret informs who he is.”
Series four of Misfits – written by creator Howard Overman and Jon Brown (Fresh Meat) – will air on Channel 4 in late 2012.
The new Misfits team will face threats including “a six-foot killer rabbit” and the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse in eight 60-minute episodes.