The first “Preacher” trailer has arrived, and it’s perfect.
Those familiar with the Garth Ennis comic series know exactly what’s going on, and who the various characters are.
What I love about this trailer debut is that it doesn’t tip its hat, at all. Right now it looks like a badass genre Western with an even badder Preacher as the central character. Those in the know are ready for insanity as the Preacher, Jess Custer (Dominic Cooper), has the soul of Genesis (the offspring of an angel and demon) slammed into his body, which gives him the word of God. His wish is his command. He’s joined by an Irish vampire named Cassidy (Joseph Gilgun) and his ex-girlfriend, Tulip (Ruth Negga), as they track down the Heavenly Father in order to make him answer for quitting on humanity. It’s crazy shit, I promise.
What makes this new series even more exciting is that it was developed for television by Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg (This Is the End, Superbad, Neighbors) and showrunner Sam Catlin (“Breaking Bad”).
While there’s no premiere date set (we expect this around Comic-Con in July), AMC promises a 2016 arrival. They’re using the Preacher’s word to command you watch. I haven’t been this excited for anything since the announcement of “The Walking Dead.” No way they fuck this up, right?
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.”