Preacher finally has its premiere date. The television series adaptation of the comic book of the same name got a pilot order from AMC back in 2014, and has been making a few castingrounds last year, with Dominic Cooper (Captain America: The First Avenger, Marvel’s Agent Carter) taking the lead role.
TV Line says Preacher will premiere on Sunday, May 22, 2016 at 10/9c, right after the mid-season finale of Fear The Walking Dead. The site adds that AMC will air the pilot twice on Sunday, May 29 (during Memorial Day weekend), and the begin to air brand new episodes on Sunday, June 5 at 9 pm (its regular time slot).
For those who may not remember, Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, and Sam Catlin are the creative force behind Preacher. Rogen and Goldberg will write and act as executive producers for the series, while Catlin is on board as showrunner. The supporting cast includes the likes of Lucy Griffiths, W. Earl Brown, Anatol Yusef, Tom Brooke, Derek Wilson, Ian Colletti, and Jackie Earle Haley.
Below we have the poster and the teaser that will give a sense of the show’s tone.
Here’s the official plot synopsis:
“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.