“Preacher” is on a roll.
The filmed-in-New Mexico freshman TV series just picked up an order for a second season from AMC.
According to Sony Pictures Television and AMC Studios, the show is the No. 2 new series on cable this year and is averaging 3.3 million viewers per episode.
” ‘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. “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.”
Tonight, AMC will air a “Preacher” catch-up/DVR marathon of the first five episodes of the current season, starting at 8 p.m. and running through 1:35 a.m.
The sixth episode appears on AMC this Sunday in the show’s regular time slot at 8 p.m.
Based on the popular cult comic book franchise of the same name, “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 tough 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. It’s filmed at Albuquerque Studios.
“Preacher” was developed for television by Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg and showrunner Sam Catlin.
The series stars Dominic Cooper as Custer, Joseph Gilgun as Cassidy, Ruth Negga as Tulip, Lucy Griffiths as Emily, W. Earl Brown as Sheriff Root, Anatol Yusef as DeBlanc, Tom Brooke as Fiore, Derek Wilson as Donnie Schenck and Ian Colletti as Eugene/Arseface.