Fans who enjoyed the first season of the Preacher, the latest comic book adaptation from AMC, will be happy to hear that the show has been renewed for a second season. Even better, the subsequent season will contain thirteen episodes, as opposed to the ten from the original season.
Somebody pop open a bottle of Ratwater! #Preacher is coming back for Season 2…
You just have to wait until 2017. pic.twitter.com/zIV7JyFnTG
— PREACHER (@PreacherAMC) June 29, 2016
Preacher Season One Recap
The first season of Preacher contained a ton of excitement and surprises, and every episode brought a new dynamism to the mix. The cast includes some talented actors including Joe Gilgun, Ruth Negga, and Dominic Cooper as the Preacher himself, with producers Sam Catlin, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg doing a phenomenal job on production.
For those who need a little catching up, here are some highlights from the first five episodes (spoiler alert!):
- The first episode did a great job of introducing some of the wayward and wacky characters. Fans met Jesse Custer the Preacher, Cassidy, a vampire who’s also the main character’s best friend, Tulip, Custer’s ex-girlfriend and trigger-happy companion, Eugene, a down and out kid who failed at a suicide attempt and now has to live with the disfigured face from the gunshot.
- We meet the Saint of Killers but aren’t quite sure what to make of him.
- The Quincannon crew are unscrupulously ripping apart both lives and the town.
- Jesse uses his powers to make several characters do some unbelievable things. For example, Mrs. Loach forgiving Eugene, Mr. Quincannon coming back to the faith, and an abusive husband curtailing his actions.
- Tulip and Cassidy hook up but it’s not the love affair some fans might have been hoping for.
- A heavenly phone rings, and the two angels in charge, Fiore and DeBlanc, are scared out of their wits to answer.
#Preacher has been picked up for a second season and I'm so happy about it!!!!!!!!
— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) June 29, 2016
More Macabre Entertainment to Come
We’ve only been privy to five out of the ten episodes so far, with the sixth episode scheduled to air July 3, but already things are pretty intense. The epic show is based on the comic book series of the same name written and illustrated by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon. Fans of the gory and the explosively violent will appreciate the tone of the show which follows the life and misadventures of a renegade preacher from Texas. Catlin, the head producer, has managed to create the perfect balance of dark character development and timely humor within the plot.
— Dominic cooper (@dominiccoop) June 26, 2016