AMC's Preacher has revealed the premiere date for season 4, and also confirmed that the new season will be the show's last. Based on the Vertigo Comics title, Preacher follows the quirky and violent adventures of Jesse Custer (Dominic Cooper), Tulip O'Hare (Ruth Negga), and Cassidy (Joseph Gilgun) as they, among other things, go on a quest to find God, and do battle with various villains, including the indestructible Saint of Killers (Graham McTavish).
Creators Seth Rogen, Sam Catlin, and Evan Goldberg introduced Preacher to TV audiences in 2016 for a debut season set in the Texas town of Annville, where disillusioned preacher Jesse acquires a mysterious power from a pair of incompetent angels. The first season's shocking finale featured the total destruction of Annville and the death of most of the show's characters, setting up a second season that saw Jesse, Tulip, and the vampire Cassidy going on a road trip to New Orleans literally in search of God. Season 3 delved deeper into Jesse's origins, introducing his twisted family while continuing his season 2 battle with the mysterious Grail and their bizarre leader Herr Starr (Pip Torrens).
Last November, AMC officially renewed Preacher for season 4, and today series co-creator Seth Rogen posted a tweet confirming that the fourth season will arrive on August 4th, 2019. Rogen also confirmed that the fourth season will be the last for the show. See the tweet below:
Though Preacher has never been a huge ratings winner for AMC, the first season did manage to crack the 1 million mark in viewers for every episode, a performance it struggled to maintain in subsequent years. Season 3 indeed saw those numbers sagging below the 1 million plateau for every episode except the season finale. Critics have by-and-large lauded the show, however, and it currently holds a 90 percent score on Rotten Tomatoes. Though the show's audience has never been huge, it has developed a loyal cult following thanks to its eccentric characters, bizarre settings, and sometimes wild action. However, budgetary constraints have arguably kept the series from truly capturing the over-the-top feel of the original comic.
Given the show's rather weak ratings and the fact of how much it costs to produce a series that is fairly action-heavy, it's probably not a huge shock to see AMC bringing Preacher to an end after the fourth season. The show never achieved the same cross-over impact as other AMC series like Breaking Bad and The Walking Dead, but the strange adventures of Jesse, Tulip, and Cassidy have made for some entertaining television, and the show has managed to build a small but loyal band of devotees who will no doubt be sad to see it end.
Source: Seth Rogen