ComingSoon reports that AMC has renewed its comic book adaptation Preacher for a second season. That's great news for those of us who have been tuning in thus far, and especially great news for those of us who read the comic series and have been patiently waiting for the show to start touching on some of those plotlines. Creators Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, and Sam Catlin opted to use the first season as a quasi-origin story for the characters to ease audiences into the weirdness and insanity of the comic storyline, and that approach has made some fans (myself included) slightly impatient with the show so far.
I'm glad the network is giving the show time to grow and hopefully reach the good stuff that should be coming in season 2. It'd have been a shame if AMC canceled it after only one season, because with as long as it took for this property to finally make the jump from the page to the screen, this may end up being the only live-action adaptation of Preacher fans ever see.
“‘Preacher’ is a special television program and we’re eager to share with fans the rest of this wild first season and, now, an expanded second season,” said Charlie Collier, president of AMC, SundanceTV and AMC Studios. “What Sam, Seth, Evan and the entire creative team have achieved in bringing Garth Ennis’ graphic novel to the screen is extraordinary. We look forward to more time with these unforgettable characters be it in Heaven, Hell, Texas or beyond.”
If you missed the first five episodes of the series so far, AMC will be re-airing them starting tomorrow night (Thursday, June 30, 2016) at 9pm.