Preacher

Rating
Not Rated
Genre
Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Director
Evan Goldberg, Garth Ennis, Sam Catlin, Seth Rogen
Cast
Anatol Yusef, Derek Wilson, Dominic Cooper, Ian Colletti, Jackie Earle Haley, Joseph Gilgun, Lucy Griffiths, Ruth Negga, Tom Brooke, W. Earl Brown

Synopsis

After a supernatural event at his church, a preacher enlists the help of a vampire to find God.

Jesse Custer (Dominic Cooper), a Preacher from Annville, Texas was questioning his faith when he was inhabited by a spirit known as Genesis. Jesse goes on a search for God and answers along with his ex-lover Tulip O’Hare (Ruth Negga) and new found vampire friend, Cassidy (Joseph Gilgun).  He also acquires an ability to persuade people he talks to.

AMC’s Preacher is the television adaptation of a comic book series of the same name created by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon. The comic is published by Vertigo, an imprint of DC Comics.

AMC announced on November 16, 2013 that Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg and Sam Caitlin were developing the series for television. The pilot script was written by Caitlin and co-directed by Rogen and Goldberg. The three are also among the show’s co-executive producers along with Ennis and Dillon.

The series is not an exact adaptation of the comic series despite the involvement of the creators. While it retains the basic premise of the source material, storylines of the tv series stray more than a little bit from it. There have also been changes in the appearance of the characters.

The first season of Preacher is composed of 10 episodes which premiered on May 22, 2016 and concluded on July 31, 2016. A second season was ordered on June 29, 2016 and the 13 episodes aired from June 25, 2017 to September 11, 2017. Both seasons received generally positive reviews from critics

The show is accompanied by a live after-show, Talking Preacher, hosted by Chris Hardwick. Just like AMC shows Talking Dead, Talking Bad and Talking Saul, Talking Preacher features guests discussing episodes.

As of this writing, no season 3 has been officially announced yet.