Amazon has struck a deal with Sony Pictures Television to take the exclusive broadcast rights to AMC’s Preacher for the UK, Germany, Austria and Japan. The show, produced by Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg and showrunner Sam Catlin, will be available to Amazon Prime members a day after its U.S. launch on May 23, with subsequent episodes made available from June 6, only a day after they air in the U.S.
The show is based on Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon’s graphic novel and follows a West Texas preacher named Jesse Custer. Dominic Cooper (Warcraft) plays the lead character, who is inhabited by a mysterious entity that causes him to develop a highly unusual power.
“Preacher is one of the most ambitious and highly-anticipated new series of the year, and exactly the kind of show we want to bring our Prime members around the world,” said Brad Beale, vp of worldwide television acquisition for Amazon. “Sitting alongside shows like The Man in the High Castle, Transparent, Mr Robot, Fear The Walking Dead and the upcoming Clarkson, Hammond and May show, The Grand Tour, Preacher is another great addition to our lineup and we think our customers are going to love it.”
The show has also sold to Viaplay across the Nordics, OSN across the Middle East and D-Smart in Turkey.