This year’s WonderCon featured a panel for AMC’s upcoming twisted, supernatural darkly comedic drama following the wayward Texas preacher, Jesse Custer. The panel gave us our first look at the series’ unforgettable character, Eugene – aka Arseface – portrayed by Ian Colletti. Preacher is set to premiere Sunday, May 22nd at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT following the mid-season finale of Fear the Walking Dead.
Published between 1995 and 2000, Preacher tells the tale of of Jesse Custer, a small town Texas preacher who, nearly at his faith’s end, finds himself merged with a supernatural entity, Genesis, birthed from both an angel and a demon. Imbued with the ‘word of God’; the ability to make anyone obey his commands. Jesse then hits the road, reunited with his ex-girlfriend, Tulip, and joined by a rowdy Irish vampire, Cassidy, to track down God himself and force him to explain why he abandoned his duties in Heaven.
Starring with Colletti in Preacher; Dominic Cooper as Jesse Custer, Ruth Negga as Tulip, Joseph Gilgun as Cassidy, Lucy Griffiths as Emily, W. Earl Brown as Sherriff Root, Anatol Yusef as DeBlanc, Tom Brooke as Fiore and Derek Wilson as Donnie Schenck
Brought by way of Sony Pictures Television and AMC Studios co-production, Preacher will be produced by Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen through their Point Grey banner, along with Neal Moritz’s Original Film. The pilot was written by Sam Catlin who will serve as the show runner. Preacher is slated for a mid-2016 television premiere on AMC, sharing a home with shows the like of Better Call Saul, Into the Badlands and (sigh) The Walking Dead.
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