AMC Reveals PREACHER Teaser Poster, New Photos, and Premiere Date
AMC has released a new teaser poster for their upcoming Preacher TV series and announced that the show will premiere on Sunday, May 22nd at 10pm. It will follow the mid-season finale of Fear the Walking Dead. After the pilot episode premieres, the new episodes will air every Sunday starting on June 5th at 9pm. I've also included three new photos from the series below that feature a few of the main characters.
Preacher is a supernatural, twisted and darkly comedic drama that follows a West Texas preacher named Jesse Custer, who is inhabited by a mysterious entity that causes him to develop a highly unusual power. Jesse, his badass ex-girlfriend Tulip and an Irish vagabond named Cassidy come together and when they do, they are thrust into a crazy world populated by a cast of characters from Heaven, Hell and everywhere in between.
The series is based on Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon’s popular 1990s comic book franchise and it was developed by executive producers Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. Sam Catlin (Breaking Bad) is also an executive producer on the series and will serves as showrunner. Joel Stillerman, president of original programming and development for AMC, had this to say in a statement:
“We’re thrilled to finally be sharing this epic story with characters unlike any other on television. Sam Catlin, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg have brought Garth’s writing and Steve’s artistry to life in the most gratifying way possible. Fans of the comic book and fans of just great television have a lot to look forward to as they’ll travel on an unforgettable journey and watch in unison as the craziness unfolds.”
The series stars Dominic Cooper as Jesse Custer, Joseph Gilgun as Cassidy, Ruth Negga as Tulip, Lucy Griffiths as Emily, W. Earl Brown as Sheriff Root, Anatol Yusef as DeBlanc, Tom Brooke as Fiore, Derek Wilson as Donnie Schenck, and Ian Colletti as Eugene/Arseface.
This series looks like it's going to be awesome. In case you want to watch the trailer again for a reminder of how good it looks, click here.