We’ll be getting the very first trailer for Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s small-screen adaptation of Garth Ennis’ controversial comic series, Preacher, this Sunday night during an extended episode of The Walking Dead, and in anticipation of that, AMC has released a very brief teaser.
It all goes by in a matter of seconds, but if you slow things down you’ll see a few very interesting snippets of footage. Readers of the DC Vertigo comic will likely recognize what appears to be Jesse Custer falling from a plane, Irish Vampire Cassidy getting a little sun before indulging in a spot of murder, Custer’s congregation being engulfed in flames, and then the Texas preacher beating the crap out of some local yokels.
Check out the synopsis for the AMC series below:
Based on the twisted and popular ‘90s comic book franchise of the same name, “Preacher,” created by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon, is the story of Jesse Custer (Dominic Cooper) a conflicted Preacher in a small Texas town who is inhabited by a mysterious entity that allows him to develop a highly unconventional power. Jesse, his ex-girlfriend, Tulip (Ruth Negga), and an Irish vampire named Cassidy (Joseph Gilgun) embark on a journey to, literally, find God. The Sony Pictures Television and AMC Studios co-production was developed for television by Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg (“This Is the End,” “Superbad,” “Neighbors”) and showrunner Sam Catlin (“Breaking Bad”). The series is set to premiere mid-2016.
Preacher stars Dominic Cooper as Jesse Custer, Joseph Gilgun as Cassidy, Ian Colletti as Eugene “Arseface” Root, W. Earl Brown as Arseface’s father, Elizabeth Perkins as Vyla Quinncannon, Ruth Negga as Tulip and Jamie Anne Allman and Derek Wilson as Betsy and Donny Schenck. Take a look at the quick teaser above and let us know what you think.