Jackie Earle Haley To Become Preacher’s Odin Quincannon

jackie-earle-haleyIn one of the more unlikely moves for the upcoming AMC Preacher TV series, Watchmen alum Jackie Earle Haley has been cast as Odin Quincannon in what The Hollywood Reporter calls a “six-episode arc.”

Quincannon is the principle antagonist on the “Salvation” storyline late in the comic series run. Owner of the town’s meatpacking plant and ringleader of the local KKK, he and Jesse Custer butt heads when the latter becomes sheriff of Salvation, Texas. The storyline also gave a new meaning to the phrase, “Say the name!”

While producers Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg always said changes were inevitable, it is surprising to learn the television Jesse will be meeting Quincannon so soon. The series reportedly received a ten-episode order for its first season, making it possible that Quincannon will be the major antagonist as Jesse, Tulip and Cassidy begin their search for God.