AMC has announced that Preacher will premiere immediately following the midseason finale of Fear the Walking Dead.
That means the Preacher pilot will air Sunday, May 22 at 10 p.m. ET. Following that, Preacher will move to the Sunday at 9 p.m. time slot during Fear the Walking Dead's midseason hiatus.
Preacher is based on Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon’s 1990s Vertigo Comics series. The comic series followed a Texas preacher, Jesse Custer, who became possessed by a heavenly entity. Custer decides to hold God, who has gone missing, accountable for everything he’s allowed to happen, and sets off on to search for the delinquent deity with his girlfriend, Tulip, and vampire best friend, Cassidy.
The AMC Preacher series is executive produced by Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg and Sam Caitlin. The series stars Dominic Cooper as Jesse Custer, Joseph Gilgun as Cassidy, and Ruth Negga as Tulip.
Prior to its broadcast premiere, the Preacher pilot will screen today at SXSW at the Paramount Theater.