Fan of the comic book series, Preacher? You may want to step back and remember it’s a teaser trailer. I know, AMC is going to have to dial back the source material. The channel doesn’t have the leeway of HBO or Netflix.
Having Seth Rogen bringing the graphic novel is not going to inspire confidence in old fans, but let’s give it a shot. AMC has steered The Walking Dead close to perfection. Some might quibble a bit (season two), but, for the most part, it’s been a great ride.
For casual audiences, AMC built up last night as ‘The Walking Dead Mega Sunday’ event. Who needs the World Series when you have zombies? The Preacher trailer was attached to the episode, giving fans the first full look at the 2016 show.
Remember, teaser trailer. Not exactly a ton to go on. Let me fill in some of the blanks.
The series is based on the popular and pretty damn twisted comic book franchise by the same name. Created by Garth Ennis and Steven Dillon, the series tells the story of Jesse Custer (Dominic Cooper), a preacher in a small Texan town.
Inhabited by a supernatural entity, he sets off with his ex-girlfriend, Tulip (Ruth Negga) and an Irish vampire named Cassidy (Joseph Gilgun) to find God.
Following along? The trio is being chased by the Saint of Killers, an immortal bad guy who takes the western lone gunman archetype to an extreme. His sole mission? To hunt down and kill Jesse.
Yeah, a bit of ride with Preacher.
Filling out the cast is Thomas Barbusca as Chris Schenkel, W. Earl Brown as Hugo Root, Ian Colletti as Arseface, Jamie Anne Allman as Betsy Schenk and Lucy Griffiths as Emily.
Preacher Release Date
When can we expect the Preacher on our DVRs? Seth Rogen let it slip that it would premiere May 2016. AMC for its part is sticking with the showing premiering in ‘mid-2016.’
Best guess? The open 9 PM Sunday slot in mid-2016 when this season of The Walking Dead ends.
It’s a thought, but the network does have to contend with Game of Thrones. Getting a firm date on when it is premiering will end up dictating when Preacher airs. Having a new show up against the ratings bonanza Game of Thrones pulls? I would schedule around it.
Especially with Preacher already securing a ten-episode order.
Are you excited for the Preacher? I’m interested to see what Seth Rogen does with the fan favorite.