What do you get when you mix a supernatural preacher, an Irish vampire vagabond, a gunslinging ex-girlfriend, a bunch of angels, demons and a guy with an ass for a face? You get AMC's new baby Preacher, which might just have the power to contend with TV's biggest players, Game of Thrones and The Walking Dead.
Formed on the back of the wildly popular comic book series by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon, Preacher is a dark, supernatural drama that follows West Texan preacher Jesse Custer. After his body is inhibited by a mysterious entity named Genesis, Custer becomes blessed with otherworldly powers and begins bringing about justice for an Earth littered with creatures from heaven, hell and only God knows where else.
Brought to AMC by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, Preacher is set to hit our screens later this month and, as if we weren't excited enough to see how many of the comic's insanities will soon be brought to life, the latest trailer, "Annville," should really up the ante!
Within the two-minute trailer, set to a jaunty country backing ditty, we're introduced to a whole stream of new footage, from an arrested Arseface (Ian Colletti) and Tulip (Ruth Negga) smashing up a church van, to Cassidy the vagabond vampire (Joseph Gilgun) lighting up a smoke by sticking his finger in daylight, and Custer — the bad boy clergyman himself (Dominic Cooper) — enjoying a glass of whiskey after ramming a guy's face into a jukebox.
Check it out:
In a nutshell, it looks awesome.
The official synopsis from AMC is as follows:
Based on the popular cult comic book franchise of the same name, Preacher is a supernatural, twisted and darkly comedic drama that 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 will premiere Sunday, May 22.
Do you think AMC's Preacher will do the comic justice?