Preacher renewed for Season 2
James R | On 30, Jun 2016
AMC has renewed Preacher for Season 2.
The second coming of the show was announced by Variety today, just as the show hits the halfway point in its first season.
Indeed, AMC is already happy with the show’s successful performance, as the co-production with Sony Pictures TV has become the number two new series on cable this year among adults aged 18 to 49 and 25 to 54, drawing an average of 3.3 million viewers per episode.
In the UK, the show airs exclusively on Amazon Prime Video, with episodes arriving on the subscription streaming service within 24 hours of their US premiere.
The supernatural drama, based on the graphic novels by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon, follows a West Texas preacher named Jesse Custer, who is inhabited by a mysterious entity that causes him to develop a highly unusual power. Jesse, his badass ex-girlfriend Tulip and an Irish vagabond named Cassidy come together and when they do, they are thrust into a crazy world populated by a cast of characters from Heaven, Hell and everywhere in between.
Agent Carter’s Dominic Cooper stars as Jesse, with Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s Ruth Negga playing Tulip and Joseph Gilgun (This Is England, Misfits) joining the cast as Cassidy. The talent behind the team is just as promising, with Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg (This Is The End, Superbad, Bad Neighbours) producing and Sam Catlin (Breaking Bad) on board as showrunner.
While the first run spans 10 episodes, the second season will expand to 13.
“Preacher is a special television program and we’re eager to share with fans the rest of this wild first season and, now, an expanded second season,” Charlie Collier, president of AMC, SundanceTV and AMC Studios, tells Variety. “What Sam, Seth, Evan and the entire creative team have achieved in bringing Garth Ennis’ graphic novel to the screen is extraordinary. We look forward to more time with these unforgettable characters be it in Heaven, Hell, Texas or beyond.”
The show will return in 2017.
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