Television networks have always been playing with people’s imagination and Sony Television is about to embark into that unknown as Dominic Cooper plays the lead role with its newbie series “Preacher” that is set to hit the small screens on May 22.
“Preacher” follows a story line that tells of Jesse Custer (Dominic Cooper), a preacher in the small Texas town of Annville. As revealed by IMDB, Custer is accidentally possessed by the supernatural creature named Genesis in an incident which killed his entire congregation and flattened his church.
Here is where it gets odd, Genesis is a product of the unauthorized, unnatural coupling of an angel and a demon. Thus it is an infant with no sense of individual will. However, as it is composed of both pure goodness and pure evil, it might have enough power to rival that of God Himself.
In other words, Cooper, bonded to Genesis, may have become the most powerful being in the universe. The story gets creepier as Custer alongside with his ex-girlfriend Tulip O’Hare (Ruth Negga) and an Irish vampire named Cassidy (Joe Gilgun) embarks into a journey to find God.
The series was officially picked up on Sept. 9, 2015 and they have started filming for a ten episode opening season. The show received generally positive reviews. The review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes gave the series a 100 percent approval rating, with an average rating of 7.5/10 based on 7 reviews.
“Preacher” is an adaptation of the comic book series created by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon, and published by DC Comics’ Vertigo imprint, the same comic-based company where Fox TV series “Lucifer” was adopted from which is entitled “The Sandman.”
Both show tells about supernatural beings and talks about the existence of God based on both myth and biblical. Thus, fans are wondering if there is a possibility of a crossover for the show’s characters (Cooper and Tom Ellis) as the show progresses.
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