While Preacher begins its sophomore season later tonight, many are still wondering about the fate of some of season one's most memorable characters. This is particularly true with Eugene Root/Arseface, who grew into a surprising fan-favorite in Preacher's first season.
According to Ian Colletti, who brings the character to life on the show, the goal has always been to make audiences sympathize to Eugene, despite his unique cosmetic characteristics.
"I think the thing especially with playing this character Eugene," Colletti revealed to ComicBook, in an interview that you can watch above, "was just wanting to make him very human and pathetic and grounded."
The actor expressed his hope that Preacher's regular viewers have been able to see the nuances to Eugene that are beyond skin-deep.
"The first thing people see when they see a trailer or a picture of the show or something, they see Arseface and get this surprised reaction." Colletti explained. "But I hope that fans of the show and people that are coming in to watch every week eventually don't really see him for the prosthetic, but see him as a character. And and often surprisingly empathetic and relatable one."
Neverthless, Eugene is set to endure some pretty surprising circumstances in Preacher's sophomore season, with the character having previously been banished to hell.
"The last we saw Eugene - the real Eugene, not Jesse's projection of him - was when he was sent to hell. We've already established that hell is a very real place, and Eugene was sent there. And there will be consequences for that. He's gonna have to deal with a lot of that this season."
Fans will have to see exactly how Eugene/Arseface does when Preacher Season 2 premieres June 25 at 10 p.m. ET on AMC.
The expanded second season, consisting of 13 episodes, is a genre-bending thrill ride that follows West Texas preacher Jesse Custer (Dominic Cooper), his badass ex-girlfriend Tulip (Academy Award nominee Ruth Negga) and an Irish vampire named Cassidy (Joseph Gilgun) as they embark on a road trip to find God and are thrust into a twisted battle spanning Heaven, Hell and everywhere in between.
Preacher season two stars Dominic Cooper, Ruth Negga, Joseph Gilgun, Ian Coletti, Graham McTavish, and new additions Noah Taylor (Peaky Blinders, Game of Thrones), Pip Torrens (Star Wars: The Force Awakens, My Week with Marilyn), Julie Ann Emery (Better Call Saul, Fargo), Malcolm Barrett (Dear White People), Justin Prentice (13 Reasons Why, Awkward) and Ronald Guttman (Mozart in the Jungle, Mad Men).
The Sony Pictures Television and AMC Studios co-production was developed for television by Rogen and Evan Goldberg (Sausage Party, Neighbors 2, Superbad) and showrunner Catlin (Breaking Bad). The series is executive produced by Catlin, as well as Rogen, Goldberg and James Weaver for Point Grey Pictures, Neal H. Moritz and Ori Marmur for Original Film and Vivian Cannon, Jason Netter and Ken F. Levin.
Season one, comprised of 10 episodes, is currently available on Blu-ray™ and DVD as well as On Demand and on AMC.com through Tuesday, April 4th – with the first two episodes of the season available unauthenticated. Season one can also be streamed exclusively on Hulu beginning Wednesday, April 5th.