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'Preacher' season 2: meet the new characters

por Odette Rafferty (2019-08-16)

id="article-body" class="row" section="article-body"> Dominic Cooper is the Preacher man Jesse Custer. What fresh friends and foes will he encounter in season 2?

1062Skip Bolen/AMC/Sony Pictures Tel "Preacher" is back for more preaching to the perverted. The audacious, outrageous comic book adaptation returns to AMC and Amazon this weekend, and the second season has some new faces on board.

Dominic Cooper, Ruth Negga and Joseph Gilgun are the unholy trinity Jesse Custer, Tulip and Cassidy. In season 2 they're blazing a trail to New Orleans, with the implacable undead Saint of Killers gunslinger, played by Graham McTavish, hot on their heels.

Along the way they encounter a heavenly host of new characters. Here's what we know so far…

Herr Starr
This is the big one: Herr Starr is the comic's principal antagonist (if you don't count God, obvs). The ruthless enforcer of an ancient religious conspiracy called the Grail, Starr is a devious and deviant cold-blooded killer with a taste for kinky sex. And hats.

Enlarge ImageGrail enforcer Herr Starr makes friends in the comic.

We briefly glimpsed Starr in the first season, where it was hinted he worked for Grail Industries, a shadowy organisation searching for cuanto cuesta una perla a mysterious map.

Starr is played by Pip Torrens, previously seen in Netflix's "The Crown", the BBC's "Poldark" and "Star Wars: The Force Awakens".

Lara Featherstone
Featherstone is Starr's right hand in the Grail. In the comic she's a gifted administrator drawn into a web of intrigue and violence by Starr's machinations, while in the TV show she's described as "smart, calculating and not afraid to use any means, including her sexuality, to complete her assigned mission." Ooo-er.

Featherstone is played by Julie Ann Emery, best known for playing Betsy Kettleman in AMC's "Breaking Bad" spin-off "Better Call Saul".

Adolf Hitler
Character actor Noah Taylor appears in an unspecified role, but as co-star Graham McTavish confirms Hitler appears -- in hell, obviously -- it looks like that's the role Taylor is playing (spot him the trailer around the 1:10 mark). The Australian-born actor previously played a young Hitler opposite John Cusack in the chilling historical drama "Max". You may also have seen him more recently in "Peaky Blinders," and "Game of Thrones" as the duplicitous Locke.

Mystery characters…
The TV show has already substantially deviated from the storyline established in the comics. But if it follows any of the comic arc that takes place in the Big Easy, we could be set to meet a gang of pretentious young vampire wannabes, a voodoo priest and a very large snake.