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AMC renews Preacher for a second series

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Fan’s of AMC’s new series Preacher will be glad to hear that not only will AMC be renewing it for a second season but that they will expand the second season to 13 episodes which will air in 2017. I will admit that I have never read the comic book series that Preacher is adapted from but I do love this live action adaptation.

Joseph Gilgun as Cassidy - Preacher _ Season 1, Episode 1 - Lewis Jacobs/Sony Pictures Televsion/AMC

Joseph Gilgun as Cassidy – Preacher _ Season 1, Episode 1 – Lewis Jacobs/Sony Pictures Televsion/AMC

And my favourite character by far is Cassidy, the loveable but deadly and usually drunk Irish vampire. I’m so glad to hear that it will be back next year with all new episodes, too many times have I seen good shows get cancelled.

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“‘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.”

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 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.

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“Preacher” was developed for television by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg (“This is The End,” “Superbad,” “Neighbors”) and showrunner Sam Catlin (“Breaking Bad”).

Dominic Cooper as Jesse Custer - Preacher _ Season 1, Episode 1 - Photo Credit: Lewis Jacobs/AMC

Dominic Cooper as Jesse Custer – Preacher _ Season 1, Episode 1 – Photo Credit: Lewis Jacobs/AMC

The series stars Dominic Cooper as Jesse 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.

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