AMC has announced that it has renewed its newest TV series Preacher for a second season, adding that they have ordered for an extended 13 episodes that will start airing by 2017.
The TV series is based on the characters from the Vertigo comic created by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon. The story revolves around Jesse Custer (Dominic Cooper), a small-town Texas preacher who receives an otherworldly gift as he is inhabited by a mysterious entity called Genesis that gives him the power to make people do whatever he commands.
Once this power attracts the attention of two mysterious angels, Fiore (Tom Brooke) and DeBlanc (Anatol Yusef), Jesse, his badass ex-girlfriend Tulip (Ruth Negga), and an Irish vampire named Cassidy (Joseph Gilgun) hits the road on a mission to hunt down interesting characters from Heaven, Hell and everywhere in between.
AMC, SundanceTV and AMC Studio president Charlie Collier told deadline.com that Preacher the series will be a special television program and has taken the No. 2 spot of a new series on cable TV this year. Collier added that they are looking forward as to how the series would continue to unfold its story line.
“We’re eager to share with fans the rest of this wild first season and, now, an expanded second season. What Sam, Seth, Evan and the entire creative team have achieved in bringing Garth Ennis’ graphic novel to the screen is extraordinary. We look forward to more time with these unforgettable characters be it in Heaven, Hell, Texas or beyond,” Collier said.
The Preacher was developed for television by Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, and showrunner Sam Catlin. Fans and viewers who would want to follow Preacher, AMC announce a series marathon catch up every Sunday starting at 9 p.m.
No date has been set for Season Two but it was announced that Preacher will be back sometime in the spring of next year at the same time slot.
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