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Love/Hate star Ruth Negga to star in Seth Rogan's new tv series

Sharon McGowan

Published 11/09/2015 | 07:23

A US series starring Irish actress Ruth Negga has been picked up by a major American network.

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The former Love/Hate star was cast in the lead role in comic book pilot Preacher earlier this year - and now cable network AMC is to make it into a 10-part series.

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - MARCH 16: Dominic Cooper and Ruth Negga attend private screening of Pad Yatra: A Green Odyssey at BAFTA on March 16, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Jon Furniss/WireImage)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - MARCH 16: Dominic Cooper and Ruth Negga attend private screening of Pad Yatra: A Green Odyssey at BAFTA on March 16, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Jon Furniss/WireImage)

Preacher - which also stars Negga's British actor boyfriend, Dominic Cooper - is produced by Hollywood actor Seth Rogen, who tweeted the good news.

"Preacher is coming to AMC. The beginning is nigh," the star wrote.

Ruth Negga will star in the series with boyfriend Dominic Cooper
Ruth Negga will star in the series with boyfriend Dominic Cooper

Demon

The show is based on writer Garth Ennis and illustrator Steve Dillon's popular 1995 comic book series. It tells the story of a preacher called Jesse (played by Cooper) who's possessed by a demon called Genesis and embarks on adventures with his criminal ex-girlfriend, who is played by Negga.

Ruth Negga during
Ruth Negga during "Breakfast on Pluto" European Premiere at The Savoy Cinema in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Phillip Massey/FilmMagic)
Ruth Negga attends the opening night of 'Ballet Revolucion' at the Peacock Theatre on April 25, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 20: Ruth Negga attends the RTS Programme Awards at Grosvenor House, on March 20, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Marsland/WireImage)

Rogen worked with Breaking Bad writer and co-executive producer Sam Catlin on the show, and also partnered with Evan Goldberg - who previously worked with the Canadian actor on This Is The End and The Interview.

The show will premiere on the channel, which also carried Breaking Bad, next year.

The couple pictured together in 2011
The couple pictured together in 2011

Preacher isn't Ruth's only high-profile screen job to land this year.

Loving

Recently, it was revealed the actress had been cast in Loving - an Hollywood film to be produced by Oscar-winning actor Colin Firth.

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