Big and Weeds actress Elizabeth Perkins has been cast in AMC's Preacher, according to Deadline.
Perkins will be play Vyla Quinncannon, “a genteel but formidable businesswoman who owns the local slaughterhouse in Annville. Ambitious, strong-willed, and terrifying, Vyla shares a past with Jesse’s father which gives her a singular hold over Jesse.”
In the comics, there's an Odin Quincannon, who owns a slaughterhouse. He's arguably the most repulsive character in a series full of them. Whether Vyla will be related to Odin or just a gender-swapped version of the character isn't clear.
Preacher, based on the massively successful comic book series from Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon, centers on Jesse Custer (Dominic Cooper), 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 (Joseph Gilgun), the three embark on a journey to literally find God.