Preacher will return to AMC for a third season of wild comic book mayhem, series co-creator Seth Rogen excitedly confirmed on Twitter. Rogen, Sam Catlin and Evan Goldberg developed the show based on a comic book series by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon.
Preacher season 2 wrapped up in September with a major cliffhanger involving the fate of Ruth Negga's character, Tulip. Events in the season finale also left fans with a lot of questions about the loyalty of the vampire Cassidy (Joseph Gilgun) after his fight with Preacher (Dominic Cooper). Based on the Preacher season 2 finale, season 3 should delve deeper into the backstory of Preacher, who was last seen arriving with Cassidy and Tulip in Angelville, the bayou town where he lived with his family as a boy (and where some very, very bad things happened to him).
Seth Rogen confirmed on Twitter that he and his team will have a chance to answer the questions left over from the finale, as Preacher has been renewed for a third season on AMC.
— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) October 26, 2017
Preacher's first season was set primarily in the town of Annville, and concerned itself mostly with setting up the main characters, showing how Preacher came to acquire Genesis, the mysterious force that gave him the power to control other people's minds with his voice (a power that would figure heavily in the action of season 2). The Annville storyline came to an abrupt halt at the end of season 1 as the entire town was destroyed by a massive explosion, leaving only Preacher, Cassidy and Tulip - and of course poor old Eugene (Ian Colletti), who was accidentally cast down to hell by Preacher - as the only survivors.
Season 2 saw the main cast members hitting the road, pursued by the hellish Saint of Killers (introduced briefly in season 1), a seemingly unstoppable supernatural killing machine armed with revolvers and a sword. The second season also saw the introduction of main comic book villain Herr Starr, played memorably by the taciturn Pip Torrens (his backstory episode was a season highlight). The season also took several detours to Hell, conceived as a kind of high-tech prison, where Eugene found himself being befriended by none other than Adolf Hitler (Noah Taylor).
Despite the introduction of two super-villains, plus several memorable henchmen and Hitler himself, many fans found the second season unsatisfying. Some complained that the season got bogged down in its New Orleans setting, while others found the Hell sequences with Eugene and Hitler narratively pointless and distracting. The overall tone of the series became more somber in season 2, and perhaps the fun factor wasn't ratcheted up as high as many were expecting. AMC has decided that Preacher is worth sticking with for one more year, giving Seth Rogen and company a chance to continue telling their story, building their characters and (perhaps) dialing in the right tone.
Source: Seth Rogen/Twitter