In attendance at the ongoing SXSW 2016, it was only a matter of time before AMC pulled the curtain down on an official premiere date for its live-action Preacher series. And today is that day.
Word comes by way of the show’s official Twitter account, confirming that Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon’s hellish world will finally come to life on May 22. Dominic Cooper steps into the title role as Jesse Custer, an evangelical practitioner harboring a “highly unusual power.”
Based on the DC Vertigo comic and championed by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, Preacher will tell its darkly comedic supernatural tale across ten hour-long episodes. With Joseph Gilgun on board as irreverent Irish vamp Cassidy and Ruth Negga as Tulip – former flame to Cooper’s anti-hero – the remainder of the cast feature 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 Eugene/Arseface.
Preacher will arrive hot on the heels of The Walking Dead‘s midseason finale on May 22.
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.