After a supernatural event at his church, a preacher enlists the help of a vampire to find God.
Creators: Sam Catlin, Evan Goldberg, Seth Rogen
Stars: Dominic Cooper, Joseph Gilgun, Ruth Negga
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.
SEPTEMBER 5, 2014 – Back in 2006 up and coming Uttoxeter-born director Shane Meadows (Dead Mans Shoes) began working on a low-budget British movie centring around the skinhead subculture in the aftermath of the Falklands War in the early 80’s. Based on his own childhood experiences during the time, the movie struck a delicate and poignant chord in the UK and helped launch the careers of young British actors including Vicky McClure (Line Of Duty, Broadchurch), Thomas Turgoose (Eden Lake), Joe Gilgun (Pride) and Jack O’Connell (Starred Up). It was hailed by many critics as one of the best British movies of the decade and in 2008 it won the Alexander Korda Award for Best British Film at the BAFTAs. It spawned two very successful TV miniseries – This Is England ’86 and This Is England ’88 – with a third instalment on the horizon.
After almost three years of waiting it now looks like This Is England ’90 finally has it’s shooting date. Last week ShaneMeadows.co.uk announced via Twitter that the show would begin filming “in September in and around Sheffield”. This was then confirmed by Thomas Turgoose yesterday, who clarified that he will begin shooting this Saturday…
The Director and writer for This Is England, Shane Meadows, says the next instalment will be the best yet.
He revealed that the latest series, This is England 90, will begin shooting later this year.
The show will follow on from This Is England ’86 in 2010 and This Is England ’88 in 2011.
It originally started life as a film, This is England, released in 2006, and many of the original cast members are attached to the new series.
The show follows the story of the coming of age of 13-year-old Shaun, a lonely boy welcomed into a gang of skinheads.
Speaking at last week’s NME Awards Shane Meadows admitted that he’d not yet finished writing the script but said he’s really excited about the project.
“The stories that we’ve got lined up for this one I think could top it all,” he said.
Another supernatural teen drama on my list, though definitely more popular, is Misfits. The series premiered in 2009 and became popular in the US. Although it was morbid at times (seriously, these teenagers bury way too many dead bodies), it was hilarious and filled with awesome characters. Misfits follows five young offenders who are struck by lightning while performing community service; they find they’ve developed superpowers along with many other people and must deal with the consequences.
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.