Last month, Seth Rogen announced that AMC has issued a full 10 episode season order for Preacher. Today, we finally get our first look at comic book adaptation with a brief preview, before the full trailer arrives Sunday, November 1 as part of AMC"s "The Walking Dead Mega Sunday" event. During the all-new extended 90-minute episode of The Walking Dead, AMC will air the world premiere of the trailer for their upcoming, highly anticipated series Preacher, as well as the television premiere of the Into the Badlands trailer.
Based on the twisted and popular '90s comic book franchise of the same name, Preacher, created by Garth Ennis and Steven Dillon, is the story of Jesse Custer (Dominic Cooper) a conflicted Preacher in a small Texas town who is inhabited by a mysterious entity that allows him to develop a highly unconventional power. Jesse, his ex-girlfriend, Tulip (Ruth Negga), and an Irish vampire named Cassidy (Joseph Gilgun) embark on a journey to, literally, find God. On his tail is one of the most iconic bad guys in print - an immortal, unstoppable killing machine named the Saint of Killers - a western lone gunman archetype whose sole purpose is to hunt and kill Jesse.
The supporting cast includes Jamie Anne Allman as Betsy Schenk, Thomas Barbusca as Chris Schenk, W. Earl Brown as Hugo Root, Ian Colletti as Arseface, Lucy Griffiths as Emily, Lucas Neff as J.J. Quinncannon, Elizabeth Perkins as Vyla Quinncannon and Derek Wilson as Donnie Schenk. Seth Rogen originally let it slip last month that the series will debut in May 2016, although an exact date hasn't been confirmed yet. The network will only say that the show is set to premiere in"mid-2016."
The Sony Pictures Television and AMC Studios co-production was developed for television by Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg (This Is the End, Superbad, Neighbors) and showrunner Sam Catlin (Breaking Bad). The beloved comic book was being set up as a feature film adaptation for many years, with director D.J. Caruso once set to take the helm, working from a script by John August. Sam Mendes and Darren Aronofsky were attached to direct at various points in time over the year years, but the project never got off the ground.
While AMC hasn't announced a premiere date for Preacher yet, it's possible that the show could fill the Sunday 9 PM time slot in mid-2016, since that will be right around the time that The Walking Dead Season 6 will be wrapping up. Be sure to check back on Sunday for the full Preacher trailer debuting sometime during this weekend's new episode of The Walking Dead. Until then, take a look at this brief teaser, which offers our first look at Dominic Cooper as Jesse Custer.