Ruth Negga lands lead part in Seth Rogan's pilot
Love/Hate star Ruth Negga has been cast as the female lead in the TV pilot for Preacher, which is based on a comic of the same name.
Seth Rogen and The Interview director Evan Goldberg will direct the pilot for the AMC channel and will also serve as executive producers.
Preacher tells the story of Jesse Custer, a Texan preacher who becomes possessed by a supernatural creature.
Negga, the first to be cast in the planned series, will play his ex-girlfriend Tulip who is described as a "force of nature" and an "unrepentant criminal with a love of fashion".
Ruth, who is dating fellow actor Dominic Cooper, also has a recurring role as Raina in ABC series Agents of Shield.
The 32-year-old has previously starred in World War Z opposite Brad Pitt, and the Oscar-winning 12 Years A Slave.