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Dominic Cooper remembers late Preacher co-creator Steve Dillon: “I hope he was proud of our series”

Preacher first sprung from the minds of writer Garth Ennis and artist Steve Dillon as a comic book, before being adapted as an electrifying TV series.

Dillon passed away last year after serving as executive producer on the first season of the adaptation, with the first episode of season two being dedicated to his memory.

[Preacher co-creator Steve Dillon]

Remembering his time spent with the renowned artist – who also worked on Hellblazer – Preacher star Dominic Cooper told Digital Spy: “There’s a very special moment that I remember, at the end of last year.

“We were in LA and we were doing press. We all sat up all night and he was in the room and we were all just chatting. He got to know us and I think he got a real clear picture of who we were, having had these images [of the Preacher characters] in his mind for so many years, that were such a massive part of his life.

“It was wonderful for all of us to be with him before he sadly passed away. It must’ve been incredible for him to see the show and see something that had come from his imagination, and Garth’s imagination, and to see it finally realised. I hope he was very proud of it.”

Cooper remembered how he was thrown by Ennis and Dillon’s wild characters and concepts the first time he was introduced to Preacher by executive producer Seth Rogen.

“When I first had the meeting about the project itself and was listening to this madness unfold before me, with Seth Rogen explaining this craziness in a haze of smoke to me, I’m like, ‘What are you talking about? That’s never gonna get made, you’re insane!’

“But they haven’t held back in any way whatsoever and I think they’ll continue to just become more and more elaborate and more daring with it, and I think that’s what makes it.”

Preacher season 2 is available to watch now exclusively on Amazon Prime Video.

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