AMC’s anticipated new drama series Preacher has gotten a plum spot for its premiere. The series based on Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon’s 1990s comic book franchise will debut at 10 PM Sunday, May 22, following the midseason finale of Fear The Walking Dead.
An encore presentation of the pilot episode will air the following Sunday, May 29, with back-to-back airings beginning at 9 PM. New episodes will resume Sunday, June 5, at its regular 9 PM time slot.
Preacher, from Sony Pictures TV and AMC Studios, is a supernatural, twisted and darkly comedic drama that follows Jesse Custer (Dominic Cooper), a West Texas preacher who is inhabited by a mysterious entity that causes him to develop a highly unusual power. Jesse, his badass ex-girlfriend Tulip (Ruth Negga) and an Irish vagabond named Cassidy (Joseph Gilgun) 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. It also stars Lucy Griffiths as Emily, W. Earl Brown as Sherriff Root, Anatol Yusef as DeBlanc, Tom Brooke as Fiore, Derek Wilson as Donnie Schenck and Ian Colletti as Eugene/Arseface.
The 10-episode series was developed for television by executive producers Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg and executive producer and showrunner Sam Catlin.