Preacher put on quite the show at their recent San Diego Comic Con appearance. The cast and crew were ushered on stage to the upbeat sounds of a live brass band playing New Orleans most quintessential tune, “When The Saints Go Marching In.” Of course, no one in the series is a saint, not even God, but that’s what keeps the show interesting.
The trailer that debuted at Comic-Con finally gave fans a look at Herr Starr in a speaking role. Also highlighted for the remainder of the season was more explanation on Eugene and his new friend Hitler and their potential escape from Hell; the explosive meeting between Jesse and the Saint of Killers (from “Sokosha“); and the inevitable complications on their quest to find God. After learning the fake God from the angel phone was really an actor, it seems like the series has pushed the search to the backseat while expanding the narrative on the core characters. But the God payoff isn’t too far away.
While discussing the rest of season 2 with TVLine at Comic-Con, the cast of Preacher revealed that viewers will meet God by the finale. In their excitement, Joseph Gilgun, Graham McTavish, Dominic Cooper and Ruth Negga end up excitedly talking over each other teasing several more action-packed sequences to come. Cooper goes on to say that, “Something so dramatically important happens at the end [of season 2], that it reveals the whole reason behind everything.” There’s some argument as to exactly what that big thing is, but it looks like the second season is going to end on a massive cliffhanger. If that isn’t cryptic enough, the cast mentions that not only has God been cast, but that the audience has already met him.
Gilgun tries to be mysterious by saying that God could be a she, but the identifier everyone else uses is definitely him. Could God have survived the explosion in Annville, or is it more likely that we met God somewhere in the first five episodes of Preacher‘s second season? Having already filmed everything, the cast may not remember episodes so clearly, but only 5 had aired before this year’s Comic-Con.
In all of their excitement, Gilgun mentions the interaction, presumably with God, does happen at a bar. The other actors try to subtly tell him to stop talking, but it’s too late. If we’ve already come across God in a bar, who could he be? Is it the jazz-head from the bar in “Damsels,” or the despondent lounge singer from “Mumbai Sky Tower?” Who ever God happens to be, it looks like viewers are in for a wild ride with the remainder of this season.
Preacher airs Mondays at 9/8c on AMC.
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