After Preacher season 3's fiery finale, fans of AMC's gleefully violent and irreverent supernatural series are already looking forward to season 4. The show stars Dominic Cooper as Jesse Custer, a criminal-turned-preacher who becomes bonded with a powerful entity called Genesis - the offspring of a demon and an angel - that allows him to force people to bend to his commands. After learning that God has gone missing, Jesse goes on the road with his girlfriend Tulip (Ruth Negga) and a vampire called Cassidy (Joseph Gilgun), to find God and hold him to account.
Latex dalmatian suits, horribly inbred holy children, and Adolf Hitler working in a sandwich shop: Preacher really does have it all. Here's everything we know so far about season 4.
- Release Date: August 4, 2019
- Cast: Dominic Cooper, Ruth Negga, Joseph Gilgun, Ian Colletti, Graham McTavish, Pip Torrens
- Showrunner: Sam Catlin
- Network: AMC
Last updated: April 8, 2019
Preacher Season 4 Will Be the Final Season
The season 3 finale of Preacher clearly sets up a fourth season of the show, with Cassidy captured by The Grail and apparently locked up with an angel, and Herr Starr preparing for all-out war. AMC has confirmed that Preacher season 4 is happening - though with an unfortunate caveat: it will be the final season of the show. Ratings have been struggling for some time, but at least the showrunners are being given a chance to wrap things up properly with Preacher season 4, rather than leaving things on a cliffhanger.
Which Cast Members Are Returning in Season 4?
The denizens of Angelville - Marie L'Angell (Betty Buckley), T.C. (Colin Cunningham), and Jody (Jeremy Childs) - were all killed off in Preacher's season 3 finale, so unless they pop up in Hell, it's fairly safe to say that we won't be seeing them again. Herr Starr's poor, faithful lieutenant Hoover (Malcolm Barrett) was also killed after lethal exposure to sunlight, and a couple of villains bit the dust: Satan himself (Jason Douglas) and wicked vampire cult leader Eccarius (Adam Croasdell).
The main trio - Jesse Custer (Dominic Cooper), Tulip O'Hare (Ruth Negga) and Proinsias Cassidy (Joseph Gilgun) - are sure to return, along with Eugene Root (Ian Colletti), the Saint of Killers (Graham McTavish), Adolf Hitler (Noah Taylor), Herr Starr (Pip Torrens), Lara Featherstone (Julie Ann Emery). God (Mark Harelik) is also very likely to return, and as of the season finale there were still quite a few Humperdoo (Tyson Ritter) clones wandering the world, so we may see the wondrous tap-dancing Messiah again.
When Preacher Season 4 Will Premiere
AMC has confirmed that Preacher season 4 will premiere on August 4, 2019. The show's co-creator, Seth Rogen, broke the news on Twitter with a psychedelic teaser set to the death metal song "Animatronic" by The Kovenant, which warns that, "Time is running out for the planet Earth."
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Preacher Season 4 Story Details
Based on the season 3 finale, it looks like Preacher season 4's story will be about Jesse and Tulip trying to rescue Cassidy from the clutches of The Grail. Meanwhile, Herr Starr has given up on trying to convince Jesse to become the Messiah, and is preparing for some kind of holy war. Down in Hell, Hitler has taken advantage of the power vacuum created when the Saint of Killers killed Satan, and has crowned himself the new King of Hell - which is sure to cause some problems. The Saint himself is headed back to Earth, with Eugene Root in tow... and Eugene is none too happy about being sent to Hell and left there by Jesse.
Preacher Season 4 Doesn't Have a Trailer Yet
We'll update this page as soon as the first trailer for Preacher season 4 arrives.