AMC has granted the series “Preacher” its heavenly reward. The new drama, developed for the small screen by Evan Goldberg, Seth Rogen and showrunner Sam Catlin, has not only been renewed for a second season, but will receive 13 episodes in 2017, versus Season 1’s 10 episodes.
An adaptation of the popular graphic novel by Garth Ennis and artist Steve Dillon, “Preacher” has been well-received so far, receiving a 90 percent on Rotten Tomatoes through five episodes and garnering over 3 million viewers in live+3 numbers — viewers during the live broadcast and over the following three days on various platforms.
“‘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,” said Charlie Collier, president of AMC, SundanceTV and AMC Studios, in a statement. “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.”
Per the release, “‘Preacher’ is a supernatural and darkly comedic drama that follows a Texas preacher named Jesse Custer who is inhabited by a mysterious entity called Genesis that gives him the power to make people do whatever he commands. Once this power attracts the attention of two mysterious angels, Fiore and DeBlanc, Jesse, his badass ex-girlfriend Tulip, and an Irish vampire named Cassidy are thrust into a crazy world populated by a cast of characters from Heaven, Hell and everywhere in between.”
To complement the news, AMC will be running a marathon of the first five episodes of the show this Thursday at 9pm. The sixth episode will premiere Sunday on AMC.