It's been a long time coming, but AMC has finally announced a premiere date for Preacher, its much-anticipated supernatural dramedy based on the comic book series of the same name. Developed by Seth Rogen, his frequent collaborator Evan Goldberg, and Breaking Bad writer/producer Sam Catlin, Preacher will first air on May 22, following the mid-season finale of Fear the Walking Dead.
In Preacher Dominic Cooper plays Jesse Custer, a troubled preacher living in your stereotypical Texas town who is suddenly possessed by a mysterious being that gives him pretty insane powers. Custer then finds himself on a quest with his ex girlfriend Tulip (played by up-and-comer Ruth Negga) and an Irish vampire named Cassidy (Joe Gilgun) to find God. But this isn't only a spiritual quest. The threesome are actually in search of God.
After announcing the premiere date at SXSW AMC's president of original programing and development Joel Stillerman said about the upcoming series: "Sam Catlin, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg have brought Garth’s writing and Steve’s artistry to life in the most gratifying way possible. Fans of the comic book and fans of just great television have a lot to look forward to as they’ll travel on an unforgettable journey and watch in unison as the craziness unfolds."
The pilot will re-air the episode the following week, before continuing to air episode after episode beginning June 5.