The AMC series Preacher makes its anticipated debut this Sunday, May 22nd and the network has released a trailer showing the first four+ minutes of the premiere episode. PopCultHQ is bringing you the new sneak peak opening, bios on the cast of characters, and information regarding Preacher‘s after show.
Based on the popular cult comic book franchise of the same name, Preacher is a supernatural, twisted and darkly comedic drama that follows a West Texas preacher named Jesse Custer, who is inhabited by a mysterious entity that causes him to develop a highly unusual power. Jesse, his badass ex-girlfriend Tulip and an Irish vagabond named Cassidy 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.
Here’s a look at the characters for this exciting new series…
Trying to fulfill a promise to his dead father, former criminal Jesse Custer has returned to his hometown of Annville, Texas, to lead his father’s church as the town preacher. But when he’s inhabited by a mysterious entity, he’s forced to wrestle with a new kind of mission.
Tulip O’Hare (Ruth Negga)
A volatile, hell-raising force of nature, Tulip O’Hare is Jesse Custer’s ex-girlfriend and one true love. She’s also a gifted criminal who’s not afraid to steal, cheat or kill to get what she wants.
Cassidy (Joseph Gilgun)
Cassidy is an Irish vagabond, a glutton for every possible vice, and when he stumbles across the weird town of Annville, he quickly becomes Jesse’s most wild-ass, bestest friend. Up for any kind of adventure, his hedonistic lifestyle and humanist views are constantly at odds with Jesse’s faith
Sheriff Hugo Root (W. Earl Brown)
Sheriff Root is Annville’s local lawman, a tough, conservative redneck who loves his deformed son but is dubious of Eugene’s faith in Preacher Custer.
Eugene “Arseface” Root (Ian Colletti)
Teenager Eugene Root has the heart of a saint and the face of a monster. Despised by most, he finds solace in Jesse’s sermons and is the new preacher’s biggest fan.
Deblanc (Anatol Yusef) & Fiore (Tom Brooke)
Strangely mysterious government agents Deblanc and Fiore are heading up a top-secret investigation that has led them right to the doorstep of Jesse Custer.
Emily Woodrow (Lucy Griffiths)
A young widow and single mother of three, Emily excels in the practicalities of life, juggling several jobs and upholding her church duties for Preacher Jesse Custer, but simmering beneath the surface are a whole lot of dark and debased desires.
Donnie Schenck (Derek Wilson)
Quincannon’s right-hand man, Donnie is all brawny ambition. When Preacher Jesse Custer resurfaces and publicly undermines Donnie’s role as the town bully, Donnie becomes hell-bent on evening the score.
Without further ado, here is your look at the opening 4 1/2 minutes of Preacher.
With the debut of Preacher, AMC is continuing their trend of an after show a la Talking Dead and Talking Saul.
AMC’s new after show, hosted by Chris Hardwick, will now follow Preacher as Talking Preacher. The hour-long talk show will feature series cast, creators, producers and celebrity fans discussing and analyzing the supernatural, darkly comedic and twisted new series.
Series star Dominic Cooper, series executive producers Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg and Sam Catlin will all be guests at the Taking Preacher debut, which airs on Memorial Day weekend, Sunday, May 29 10:30/9:30c, following an encore airing of the Preacher pilot at 9/8c.
“It’s very clear that Chris Hardwick knows how to lead and navigate a conversation about hordes of zombies on Talking Dead and shifty lawyers on Talking Saul, so we can’t wait to see how he’ll handle this new batch of insanely, out-of-this-world characters from Preacher,” said Joel Stillerman, president of original programming and development for AMC and SundanceTV.
The second installment of Talking Preacher will air following the season finale on Sunday, July 31 at 10/9c.
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