Along with his writing, directing, and producing partner Evan Goldberg, Seth Rogen made the jump from big screen comedies to small screen comic book adaptations in 2016 with the long-awaited arrival of Preacher. Adapted from the graphic novel of the same name by Garth Ennis and the late Steve Dillon, the AMC TV series went for a wild interpretation of the comic series about preacher Jesse Custer and his search for an absent God along with his two friends Tulip O’Hare and the vampire Cassidy.
That interpretation saw season 1 end on what is essentially the starting point of the comic books, though with a few key changes in mind. Those changes include the complete and utter destruction of Annville, Texas, and presumably the deaths of every character not named Jesse, Tulip, or Cassidy (well, there’s Eugene, but considering where he is, he may wish he was blown to smithereens). That means that in season 2, Preacher will have to do without Jackie Earle Haley’s meat-obsessed Odin Quicannon, as well as Lucy Griffiths’ Emily, both of which made for interesting additions to a season intent on lingering on its ostensible launchpad for as long as possible – perhaps to see whether or not there was more story to be found in Annville than the comic had been able to uncover.
As it turns out, there wasn’t. And from what was seen in the season 1 finale, it would seem as though season 2 of Preacher is set to be a road trip, one where Jesse, Tulip, and Cassidy must outrun and outwit the Saint of Killers, who was unleashed from his torment in Hell to bring back the celestial being known as Genesis by any means necessary. With all that on its plate, you’d be right to wonder whether or not the show was ready to begin production and when those working on it might share a little taste of what’s to come. Well, that’s exactly what Rogen did a few days ago.
Posting to his Twitter account, Rogen offered up a photo of the shooting script for the season 2 premiere. Titled, ‘On the Road’, the script seems to confirm the show’s narrative shift from a small Texas town rocked by the arrival of a (sort of) heavenly being to one that will presumably have a much more kinetic sensibility this time around. Rogen didn’t tease much more than the script and his apparent excitement to begin working on the new season, but the photo did confirm that he and Goldberg would be as hands-on the second time around as they were the first. Like the series premiere, Rogen and Goldberg will co-write and direct ‘On the Road’, which will hopefully be as dynamic as the show’s first go-round.
Renewed about halfway through its freshman run, Preacher season 2 is expected to arrive later in 2017. Season 1 landed in late May 2016 running through the end of July, posting decent but not astounding numbers. Perhaps with the later start date and promise of a much bigger story will be more enticing to those searching for something to watch in 2017.
Preacher season 2 will premiere in 2017 on AMC.
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