The gluttonous leader of the Grail, D’Aronique may be the most anticipated of the season’s new characters — if only to see how the series choses to depict his, uh... impressive presence — but he isn’t the only important new addition. As the teaser illustrates with its slow reveal of the season’s cast and new setting, the shift from New Orleans to Angelville will hopefully offer Preacher a welcome change of pace, while still delivering the same over-the-top shenanigans the series has come to be known for.
That much is made apparent by the appearance of Grail lackey F.J. Hoover (Timeless’ Malcolm Barrett), as well as Herr Starr (Pip Torrens), and what what was previously hinted to be the absent Almighty in an S&M dog costume. New additions include Jody (Jeremy Childs) and T.C. (Colin Cunningham), as well as Betty Buckley as Gran’ma, otherwise known as the kin Jesse’s in no hurry to have a reunion with. Of course, there’s the regular cast, too, like Ruth Negga, Joseph Gilgun, and Graham McTavish (you didn’t think you’d seen the last of the Saint of Killers, did you?). But maybe the most unexpected reveal is that of Jonny Coyne in full makeup as D’Aronique.
While it’s certainly no surprise that the character will be in season 3 it’s still a good to see the series putting all of its cards on the table with the first teaser — which essentially boils down to little more than a visually striking motion poster. Most revealing, though, might be the lengths to which the show has gone to bring D’Aronique to the small screen, putting Coyne in what appears to be a full-body prosthetic, ostensibly outdoing the makeup that turns Ian Colletti into Arseface.
In addition, there are plenty of hints as to what’s in store for the third season, as the aforementioned Arseface and Noah Taylor’s Hitler are now free from hell, though given the apron worn by the latter, a possible job in retail or customer service might mean he’s been placed in a more figurative kind of hell. At any rate, things are certainly about to heat up, but there’s still more than a month to wait until Preacher season 3 premieres.
Preacher season 3 premieres Sunday, June 24 on AMC.