Elizabeth Perkins, Celia Hode on Weeds, will play Vyla Quincannon on the AMC TV show Preacher. We have learned she is, “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.”
Potential spoiler – Is Vyla Quincannon really Jesse Custer’s mother in the TV show?! Jesse’s mother in the comic books was Christina Custer. With Dominic Cooper and Elizabeth Perkins both being cast so early it would make sense that she is playing his mother.
This is interesting because Vyla Quincannon never appears in the comic book. The casting of this character came very early as some speculated Preacher #42 was going to be the “first appearance” as this is when the Quincannon family was introduced with Odin Quincannon. In February 2016 we learned that Jackie Earle Haley will play Odin Quincannon.
It will be interesting to see how this one plays out as comic book readers are not familiar with Odin Quincannon’s wife. I think Elizabeth Perkins is a fantastic actress and can win folks over with her bitchy attitude. She played the perfect bitch on Weeds.
So, what is this power she has over Jesse? Did she have an affair with his father? Was she an ex girlfriend or fiance of Jesse’s father? I guess we will have to wait for the first season to play out to better understand where they are going with the Quincannons and Jesse Custer.
The speculative play would be to buy the first appearance of Christina Custer if this is, in fact, Jesse’s mother. Her first appearance was in Preacher #8.