A pair of teaser trailers and a new poster for season 4 of AMC’s Preacher prepare viewers for the end — of the series and possibly the world. The cable network’s adaptation of Garth Ennis and (the late) Steve Dillion’s Vertigo comic book series of the same name has taken audiences on a violent, funny, and provocative ride for three seasons now, as Jesse Custer (Dominic Cooper) and his pals Tulip (Ruth Negga) and Cassidy (Joseph Gilgun) embark on a quest to find God and hold him responsible for abandoning his post in Heaven. And since the series is executive produced by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, along with showrunner Sam Catlin (Breaking Bad), it’s managed to push some boundaries on TV, just like the series did when it was being published monthly.
As with most serialized television series nowadays, Preacher is set to come to an end after just four seasons. That’s good, considering the comic series was closed-ended, meaning the story was always intended to be finite, and it had a definitive endpoint in mind from the start. Whether or not the television series’ endpoint will be the same as the comic book’s remains to be seen, as the show has veered from the source material slightly from the very beginning, mainly because the needs of a television series vary considerably from those of a comic book.
At any rate, Preacher is poised to bring its tale to a close this summer, after the show’s production moved to Australia to film the final episodes. How that will change the look of the series is anyone’s guess, as the early looks at season 4 have all been put through a heavy filtering process to give them what amounts to the look of warped public service announcements. Check out the teaser trailers and a brand new poster for the final season below:
Click here for the 'Jesus' teaser:
“As the series inches closer to the finale, God's endgame for the universe begins to click into place. Trapped between heavenly prophecies, hellish prisons, and all-out nuclear war, Jesse, Tulip, and Cassidy make their bloody way to the Most High. Whether they can reach God in time — or whether all this carnage is part of His divine plan — will soon be revealed as “Preacher” barrels towards the end of the world.”
Unsurprisingly, the teasers have the same irreverent tone as the series and the comics, which makes this initial look at the final season somewhat bittersweet. For those who’ve enjoyed the ride so far, hopefully Preacher season 4 will deliver the kind of memorable, provocative end that’s fitting of the series’ warped outlook.
Preacher season 4 premieres Sunday, August 4 @9pm on AMC.