Most of you will have to wait until the show’s May 22 premiere following the Season 6 finale of The Walking Dead to see for yourself, but trust me, AMC’s upcoming Preacher is fantastic, easily zipping back and forth between gory horror, slapstick comedy, extreme violence, and outright religious awe. You can at least get a glimpse of that courtesy of a new teaser released by AMC this afternoon. Watch it here now.
Yeah it’s short, but it also gives a good, non-screenshot look fan favorite character “Arse Face”, so nicknamed because of the disastrous reconstructive surgery performed on him after a botched suicide attempt via shotgun to the face. In keeping with the 1996-2000 cult DC/Vertigo comic series by Garth Ennis on which Preacher is based, Arse Face is the show’s single most adorably positive character. And that’s not even the most wackadoodle thing about it.
Preacher follows West Texas preacher Jesse Custer, his dangerously badass ex-girlfriend Tulip, and the Irish Vampire calling himself Cassidy in the aftermath of Custer’s possession by an unearthly entity which gives him mysterious power. Embarking on a series of increasingly insane adventures, the three find themselves facing up against secretive evil organizations and even the forces of heaven and hell. Dominic Cooper stars as Custer, with 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.
Developed and executive produced by Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg with Sam Catlin, the pilot was written by Rogen & Goldberg and directed by Catlin.