On Sunday night, Season 6 of AMC's hit series The Walking Dead will come to a close, which will be followed by the spinoff Fear the Walking Dead kicking off its second season on April 10. After the first half of that season wraps, fans will be treated to another genre series with the May 22 debut of Preacher. To get fans ready for the premiere, the network has debuted a new teaser, which will air during The Walking Dead finale, featuring a new look at Arseface, played by Ian Colletti.
This trailer comes just a few days after the first photo of Arseface surfaced. In the comics, Arseface grew up in an abusive household, and he even tried to kill himself, in an attempt to emulate his idol, Kurt Cobain, and to escape from his father, the town's sheriff. It isn't known if this suicide attempt will be featured on the show, but W. Earl Brown is portraying Arseface's father, Sheriff Hugo Root, described as "flinty-eyed, conspiracy-credulous redneck who is not a fool and has a vulnerability to him."
Preacher is a supernatural, twisted and darkly comedic drama that follows a West Texas preacher named Jesse Custer, who is inhabited by a mysterious entity that causes him to develop a highly unusual power. Jesse, his badass ex-girlfriend Tulip and an Irish vagabond named Cassidy come together and when they do, they are thrust into a crazy world populated by a cast of characters from Heaven, Hell and everywhere in between. The series is based on the beloved comic book series created by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon.
The series stars Dominic Cooper as Jesse Custer, Joseph Gilgun as Cassidy, Ruth Negga) as Tulip, Lucy Griffiths as Emily, W. Earl Brown as Sheriff Root, Anatol Yusef as DeBlanc, Tom Brooke as Fiore, Derek Wilson as Donnie Schenk and Ian Colletti as Eugene/Arseface. The supporting cast also includes Jamie Anne Allman as Betsy Schenk, Thomas Barbusca as Chris Schenk, Lucas Neff as J.J. Quinncannon and Elizabeth Perkins as Vyla Quinncannon. The ten-episode season was developed for television by executive producers Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg (This Is the End, Superbad, Neighbors) and executive producer and showrunner Sam Catlin (Breaking Bad).
James Weaver, Neal H. Moritz, Vivian Cannon, Ori Marmur, Ken F. Levin and Jason Netter also serve as executive producers on the series, with Garth Ennis, Steve Dillon, Mark McNair, Michael Slovis and Sara Goodman serving as co-executive producers. Are you excited that this comic book will finally be coming to life on the small screen? Check out the trailer below, and stay tuned for more on AMC's Preacher.