If you are looking for something to watch after the ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ midseason finale on Sunday, May 22nd at 10 pm, you should stay in your seats and watch the premiere of ‘Preacher‘! Yes, AMC has finally given us the exact release date for the series which is based on the Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon cult classic comic. while many speculated a Fall release it seems that ‘Preacher’ will be released much sooner than that! Between ‘The Walking Dead’, ‘Fear the Walking Dead’, ‘Enter the Badlands’, and now ‘Preacher’ it almost looks like AMC wants to lock down your Sunday nights for the entire year.
While many speculated a Fall release, it seems that ‘Preacher’ will be released much sooner than that! Between ‘The Walking Dead’, ‘Fear the Walking Dead’, ‘Enter the Badlands’, and now ‘Preacher’, it almost looks like AMC wants to lock down your Sunday nights for the entire year.
If you miss the pilot, AMC is planning to replay it the following Sunday (May 29th) at 9 pm with new episodes starting on Sunday, June 5th at 9 PM which will be the show’s standard time slot.
As always with a new AMC series, ‘Preacher’ will have a limited first season run and is scheduled to have a 10-episode run. Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg who have been developing the series will serve as executive producers and Sam Catlin is board as the showrunner.
We do know that there will be deviations from the comic book and Ennis has encouraged these changes so that it would fit better in a televised format and keep some surprises for fans of the comic. It is unclear at this point if it will take ‘The Walking Dead’ route and have overall story arcs being followed with major changes or if the series will more closely follow the source material with just some minor changes.
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AMC is bringing fans “The Walking Dead Mega Sunday” event on November 1st at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT. During the all-new extended 90-minute episode of “The Walking Dead,” AMC will air the world premiere of the trailer for AMC’s upcoming, highly anticipated series “Preacher,” as well as the television premiere of the “Into the Badlands” trailer.
In this all-new episode of “The Walking Dead,” “Here’s Not Here,” written by Scott M. Gimple and directed by Stephen Williams, the survivors must ask themselves who can be trusted, and better yet, can they change? Critics continue to praise the series, including Verne Gay of Newsday, who calls it “exceptional.”
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’ will premiere on AMC on Sunday, May 22 at 10 PM.