AMC is at SXSW this week, and the network announced Garth Ennis’ Preacher will make its small screen debut on May 22, following the mid-season finale of Fear the Walking Dead. AMC also released a new poster for the series.
The series 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.
Preacher stars Dominic Cooper as Jesse Custer, Joseph Gilgun as Cassidy, Ruth Negga as Tulip, Lucy Griffiths as Emily, W. Earl Brown as Sherriff Root, Anatol Yusef as DeBlanc, Tom Brooke as Fiore, Derek Wilson as Donnie Schenck and Ian Colletti as Arseface, and Jackie Earle Haley as Odin Quincannon.
AMC’s Preacher is an adaptation of the comic book series of the same name created by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon and published by DC Comics’ Vertigo imprint.
The 10-episode season was developed for television by Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg