Tonight, Preacher will return to AMC for its second season, and the show will be something comic diehards want to check up on. Following its first season, Preacher is making a more comic-centric comeback this time around, and Dominic Cooper stresses the show’s new season is going in a totally different direction than it was previously.
Speaking to ComicBook, the star of Preacher promised fans that series will more closely follow its comic origins in season two.
“It’s going in a very different direction,” Cooper revealed.
“I think they were very clever to lay the foundations of who these people were and the world in which they existed and inhabited before. We know now it could be as crazed and manic and as ludicrous as the comics are. Now with the introduction of these larger-than-life, peculiar characters from the comic, they can go as far as they’d like. I think that not holding back and that carefree idea of a storyline going anywhere is what makes this particular season so exhilarating.”
For those of you unfamiliar with Preacher, the original comic was created by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon. The story follows a preacher named Jesse Custer after he becomes bonded to a supernatural creature known as Genesis. The being, whose powers rival that of God, sends Jesse on a journey to find the heavenly creator. Jesse travels around the U.S. with his former girlfriend Tulip and an Irish vampire named Cassidy to find God, and the trio takes on various supernatural missions during their extended road trip.
Cooper is not the only actor who feels Preacher’s tone has made a total turn in season two. Ruth Negga, who plays Tulip, told ComicBook the same. “It's basically like reading the comic book, I suppose, with their road trip and shenanigans and hijinks that they get up to,” the actress said about season two.
As for Joeseph Gilgun, the actor said his character Cassidy create a new dynamic with Jesse and Tulip with Preacher’s new season. “I can tell you the dynamic filming really changed. Obviously, new place, new crew, new vibe. The first two weeks there was just a f***-ton of filming. It's gone from being stationary to now constantly being on the move. I think that's going to be the case every single season.”
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).0comments
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.