"It feels great to be back," says Dominic Cooper, who plays Jesse Custer. "And it's great to have Seth [Rogen] and Evan [Goldberg] back directing."
The first season of Preacher left off with Jesse, his true love Tulip, and his Irish vampire best friend Cassidy taking off on a road trip to find God.
"It's really exciting to see where this road trip caper leads them and to see what sticky situations they manage to get themselves out of in their wily way," says Ruth Negga, who plays Tulip.
"Preacher is really able to do very unique action,' says Rogen, who developed the adaptation of the Preacher comic book series with Goldberg, his writing partner. "I think we approach it differently than a lot of shows. There's kind of a sense of insanity and mayhem and, at times, a macabre sense of humor."
Preacher's change of location from Texas (filmed in New Mexico) to shooting on location in New Orleans is a significant one.
"I'm very excited to be shooting in New Orleans," says Negga, "and as comic book will know, New Orleans is a big part of Garth [Ennis's] comics. Thick, dense, atmosphere that really suits this in a very special way."
"It's an incredible city and it feels perfect for the show, actually," adds Cooper. "A different style for the show. You've got to embrace the landscape, the people, the area, and the environment, and that's very much part of this season."
Based on the popular cult comic book franchise of the same name, Preacher is an absurdly twisted and action packed thrill ride. When Jesse Custer, a small-town preacher with a criminal past, realizes God is absent from Heaven, Jesse sets out to find Him. Along for the ride are Tulip, Jesse's volatile true love, and Cassidy, an 119-year-old Irish vampire and Jesse's best mate. The gang ends up in New Orleans, where they must dodge local gangsters, dangerous secret agents in white suits, and the Saint of Killers, an unstoppable killer cowboy from Hell.
Developed by Sam Catlin, Evan Goldberg, and Seth Rogen for AMC, Preacher stars Dominic Cooper as Jesse Custer, Ruth Negga as Tulip O'Hare, Joseph Gilgun as Cassidy, Ian Colletti as Eugene "Arseface" Root, Tom Brooke as Fiore, Graham McTavish as the Saint of Killers.
Preacher was created by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon.0comments
Preacher returns to AMC for the two-night season two premiere June 25 at 10 p.m. ET and June 26 at 9 p.m. ET.