Preacher


Preacher Information

Preacher is an upcoming American television series developed by Evan Goldberg, Seth Rogen and Sam Catlin for AMC starring Dominic Cooper. It is an adaptation of the comic book series created by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon, and published by DC Comics' Vertigo imprint. The series was officially picked up on September 9, 2015, with a ten-episode order and is scheduled to premiere on May 22, 2016.

Premise

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.

Cast and characters

Main

  • Dominic Cooper as Jesse Custer: A small town preacher who is on a mission to find God.
  • Ruth Negga as Tulip O'Hare: The gun-toting ex of Custer.
  • Joe Gilgun as Cassidy: An Irish vampire and the best friend of Custer.
  • Lucy Griffiths as Emily Woodrow: A character described as a "no-nonsense" single mother, waitress, church organist, bookkeeper and Custer's loyal right hand.
  • W. Earl Brown as Sheriff Hugo Root: The mean-hearted father of Eugene Root, a flinty-eyed, conspiracy-credulous redneck who is not a fool and has a vulnerability to him.
  • Anatol Yusef as DeBlanc: one of two Adelphi angels tasked with watching the half-demon, half-angelic creature named 'Genesis'.
  • Tom Brooke as Fiore: one of two Adelphi angels tasked with watching the half-demon, half-angelic creature named 'Genesis'.
  • Derek Wilson as Donny Schenck: "A Civil War re-enactor and abusive thug who gets into altercations with Jesse Custer but nevertheless shows up to church on Sunday."
  • Ian Colletti as Eugene Root / Arseface: Sheriff Root's son, disfigured after shooting himself in the face with a shotgun and surviving.

Recurring

  • Elizabeth Perkins as Vyla Quinncannon: "A gentle but formidable businesswoman who owns the local slaughterhouse in Annville," and shares a past with Jesse's father.
  • Jamie Anne Allman as Betsy Schenck: "A meek wife who suffers beatings by the hand of her husband, Donny."
  • Jackie Earle Haley as Odin Quinncannon: "A small, decrepit man with the unscrupulous iron will necessary to be the most powerful man in Annville County, Texas. The chief employer in town, Odin runs Quinncannon Meat & Power, a 125-year-old family run cattle slaughterhouse business."
According to various reports from the South by Southwest screening, Tom Cruise briefly appears as himself in the pilot via archive footage and visual effects.

Episodes

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Talking Preacher

Talking Preacher is a live talk show hosted by Chris Hardwick which features guests discussing episodes of Preacher. The show uses the same format as Talking Dead, Talking Bad and Talking Saul, which were also hosted by Hardwick. During the May 15 edition of Talking Dead, Hardwick announced that he will host Talking Preacher immediately following the pilot and season finale.

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Production

Development

On November 16, 2013, it was announced that AMC was developing a TV series based on the DC Vertigo comic book series Preacher. On November 18, 2013, it was revealed that Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg were developing the series pilot with Sam Catlin, and that it would be distributed by Sony Pictures Television. On February 6, 2014, AMC ordered a pilot script to be written by Rogen and Goldberg, and confirmed Sam Catlin would serve as showrunner. On December 3, 2014, AMC ordered the pilot, written by Catlin, to be filmed. Comic creators Steve Dillon and Garth Ennis serve as co-executive producers for the series.

In March 2015, Ruth Negga was cast as Tulip O'Hare, the ex-girlfriend of Jesse Custer, and Joe Gilgun was cast as Cassidy, an Irish vampire and the best friend of ex-preacher Jesse Custer. In April 2015, Lucy Griffiths was cast as Emily Woodrow, a character described as a no-nonsense single mother of three who is a waitress, the church organist, bookkeeper and Jesse"?s loyal right hand." Also in April, it was confirmed that Dominic Cooper would play Custer.

The series was officially picked up for series with ten episodes on September 9, 2015.

Filming

On May 14, 2015, Rogen revealed over Twitter that filming on the pilot episode of Preacher had started. Rogen additionally revealed that he and Goldberg would be directing the pilot.

Reception

Critical reception

The show received generally positive reviews. The review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes gave the series a 100% approval rating, with an average rating of 8/10 based on 9 reviews. Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned a score of 80 out of 100 based on 4 reviews from critics, indicating "Generally favorable reviews".




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