Anticipation is rising for the newest AMC series, “Preacher,” and so are the flames that we see in the latest promo. The 20-second clip, descriptively titled “Burning Road,” is just that: a dirt passage consumed by fiery flames on both sides that leads to the lonely church.
Set to debut on Sunday, May 22, the supernatural, wickedly-dark dramedy stars Dominic Cooper as the West Texas preacher Jesse, whose body becomes possessed by a mysterious entity that causes him to have unusual power. Together with his badass ex, Tulip (Ruth Negga), and an Irish vagabond played by Joseph Gilgun, the trio will confront crazy beasts from Heaven, Hell and beyond.
The fan-favorite Vertigo comic, an imprint of DC Comics, was developed for television by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg and garnered buzz around the publication’s devotees. Earlier this week, AMC announced a special social media contest where fans can post on Twitter or Instagram, using the hashtag #PreacherFanScreenings, their most creative video or photos explaining why their hometown deserves to be one of four selected to screen the pilot before its premiere.