We’re now less than a month away from the season 2 premiere of Preacher and AMC has dropped another trailer on us. The trailer gives us a better idea of what’s in store for the sophomore season, so let’s take a closer look.
Who the Hell?
Preacher tells the story of Jesse Custer, a preacher with a supernatural being inside of him that lets him speak with “The Word of God”, forcing anyone who hears him to obey his commands. With him are the badass Tulip O’Hare, formerly Jesse’s girlfriend and literal partner-in-crime, and Cassidy, a hard-drinking, 100-year-old Irish vampire. The three of them are all back ready to kick as many asses as needed on their quest to find God. Hunting them is The Saint of Killers, the seemingly indestructible bounty hunter whose origins we glimpsed in season 1. We briefly see Arseface, the young man with the face of an arse, who was exiled in Hell at the end of season 1. Not sure yet if the trailer shows him back on Earth or if we’ll be checking in with him in Hell, but my money would be on Hell, since his appearance is quickly followed by what appears to Adolph Hitler. Also in for season 2, another great villain in Herr Starr, head of The Grail, the super-secret organization charged (in the comics at least, so far they are even more secretive in the show) with preserving the bloodline of Jesus Christ.
Where in Tarnation?
The trailer shows the trio in New Orleans, which fans of the comics will recognize as a location of great importance. New Orleans is where Jesse enlists the aid of a voodoo priest in his search for God, where part of Cassidy’s extensive past comes back to haunt him, and where Jesse’s grandmother lives.
What the @$%&?
We also get to see Jesse have some fun with the “Word of God”. This power got him in some trouble in season 1, as his commands are taken quite literally, so suggestions to “Open your heart” or “Go to Hell” had some disastrous consequences. It looks like he’s getting the hang of it in season two, though.
So far each trailer has been set to a different 1980s hit (Come On Eileen, Hey Mickey, and now We Got the Beat) but I haven’t been able to figure out if this means something, or if the folks cutting the trailers were just listening to some retro radio stations while working. Either way, I dig it.
We’ll have to wait until the season begins to find out more about the mysterious woman in the black dress and the person in the dog costume.
Preacher returns to AMC on June 25th. It is produced by Sam Catlin, Evan Goldberg, Seth Rogen, based on the comic books by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon.