Developed by Evan Goldberg, Seth Rogen, and Sam Catlin for AMC, Preacher is an adaptation of the comic book series created by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon, and published by DC Comics’ Vertigo imprint. The full trailer premiered Sunday during The Walking Dead and we have it below in case you missed it.
Preacher is a series of 81 comic books that wrapped in 2000, available since then in nine trade editions available at your local comic book stores or here from Amazon.com. It’s a Western for the most part, and there’s plenty of John Ford influence in the comic book. The books and TV series follows Jesse Custer, a conflicted preacher in a small Texas town who combines with a powerful supernatural creature that has escaped from heaven. Along with his ex-girlfriend, Tulip (played by Ruth Negga), and an Irish vampire named Cassidy (played by Joe Gilgun), the three embark on a journey to find God.
Here’s the first trailer released for AMC’s Preacher:
The best part is the lead role of Custer is played by Dominic Cooper, who portrays Howard Stark in the Marvel Universe movies, and Henry Sturges in Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. The new series’ theme song, aptly enough, is said to be Dusty Springfield’s “Son of a Preacher Man.”
Look for Preacher on AMC in 2016.