AMC Renews ‘Preacher’ for Season 2

Preacher Cast Joseph Gilgun, Dominic Cooper, and Ruth Negga
Joseph Gilgun as Cassidy, Dominic Cooper as Jesse Custer, and Ruth Negga as Tulip O’Hare in ‘Preacher’ (Photo Credit: Matthias Clamer/AMC)

AMC has not only renewed Preacher for a second season, the network’s also given the comic book-inspired series an expanded season two order. Season two will consist of 13 episodes set to air in 2017. Preacher‘s first five episodes have been averaging 3.3 million viewers and for those who haven’t yet caught on to the supernatural action/drama/comedy, AMC will be airing a mini-marathon on June 30th. New season one episodes air on Sunday nights at 9pm ET/PT.

Sam Catlin (Breaking Bad) is the showrunner and Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg developed the series for AMC. The cast includes 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 Schenck, and Ian Colletti as Eugene/Arseface.

Preacher is a special television program and we’re eager to share with fans the rest of this wild first season and, now, an expanded second season,” said Charlie Collier, president of AMC, SundanceTV and AMC Studios. “What Sam, Seth, Evan and the entire creative team have achieved in bringing Garth Ennis’ graphic novel to the screen is extraordinary. We look forward to more time with these unforgettable characters be it in Heaven, Hell, Texas or beyond.”

The Plot: Based on the popular cult comic book franchise of the same name, Preacher is a supernatural and darkly comedic drama that follows a Texas preacher named Jesse Custer who is inhabited by a mysterious entity called Genesis that gives him the power to make people do whatever he commands. Once this power attracts the attention of two mysterious angels, Fiore and DeBlanc, Jesse, his badass ex-girlfriend Tulip, and an Irish vampire named Cassidy are thrust into a crazy world populated by a cast of characters from Heaven, Hell and everywhere in between.