AMC may be busy tending to its apocalyptic flagship (read: The Walking Dead), but the network has officially gone ahead and ordered a third season of Preacher, the gleefully gory adaptation of Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon’s jet-black comic book series.
Word comes by way of Seth Rogen, the show’s executive producer and co-creator, who took to Twitter to announce a vague 2018 release window for the 13-episode third season. That confirmation came hand-in-hand with a new piece of artwork featuring Dominic Cooper as the pastor-turned-criminal Jesse Custer, Ruth Negga as the outlaw Tulip, and Joseph Gilgun as the chain-smoking Irish vampire, Cassidy.
No other details were made available at this early stage, other than a potential January 2018 start date. Last we checked in on AMC’s crew, they had left their West Texas town in search of God – whereabouts unknown – all the while creating some distance between them and the Saint of Killers (AKA the Angel of Death), who had placed a bounty on each of their heads.
It proved to be the road trip from hell, and we mean that in the nicest way possible. Because as we stated in our review of Preacher season 2, the show’s second coming was a hilarious, and super-stylish descent into madness.
With a sharp sense of dark humor and a hefty dose of the old ultraviolence, Preacher returns with a hilarious road trip from hell that provides enough world building groundwork for years to come.
Filming on Preacher season 3 is expected to get underway in January, which means a mid-to-late summer 2018 release window isn’t off the table. For the record, seasons 1 and 2 debuted in May and June, respectively, so Dominic Cooper’s supernatural crook clearly has a taste for mid-summer premieres. Stay tuned for more.