If there’s any theme that defined ex-Reverend Jesse Custer’s (Dominic Cooper) journey through the 75 issues of Preacher, it’s his aversion to authority (to put it mildly). Thankfully, the Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen-produced AMC series, although deviating somewhat from its source material, looks like it will still result in lots of run-ins with the cops.
For proof of this, simply take a look at the newly released photos above. In the first shot, the one-time preacher finds himself in a tense-looking situation with Sheriff Hugo Root (W. Earl Brown) – the father of Arseface (Ian Colletti).
Troubles with traditional law enforcement are the least of Custer’s concerns though, as he’ll also face off against the powers-that-be from Heaven. As we see in the other photo, there’s a Western-clad variation of the angelic sect known as the Adelphi. Agents Fiore (Tom Brooke) and DeBlanc (Anatol Yusef) will run afoul the now-empowered man of the cloth as they search for the wayward angel-demon hybrid, Genesis.
Custer’s quest to set things right is hindered on all sides by powerful organizations. The U.S. government, the forces of Heaven, the Saint of Killers and a secret organization out to protect the bloodline of Christ may all tussle with Custer on the show, and the resulting carnage won’t be pretty.
So far, Preacher looks like it could hold up to its Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon-roots, in tone if not in plot specifics. Its premiere during SXSW 2016 certainly earned the show some positive hype, and assuming Goldberg and Rogen keep the series relatively faithful, viewers will be in for one hell of a ride when it debuts on AMC this May.