As we get closer to the premiere of the second season of Preacher, AMC has released the first teaser which is weird and awesome.
The first season of Preacher was kind of a odd animal. The AMC series, which adapts the legendary Vertigo comic book series by Garth Ennis and the late Steve Dillon, seemed to go at a very slow pace which frustrated fans of the source material.
If you never read the original comic (and shame on you if you didn’t), Preacher launched with a bang and never really slowed down. Much of the introductions were done on the fly while the story was unfolding and it made for a unique reading experience few other series could match.
By contrast, the first season of Preacher was quite the slow burn, with audiences being given lots and lots of time to get to know the cast. Combine that with the show trying to be more of a mystery than the crazy road movie the comic was at its heart and fans were justifiably miffed.
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It was something that showrunners Sam Catlin, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg heard lots of criticism about after Season 1 wrapped. At this point it’s unknown if they made any changes to the pacing in Season 2, but word is that Preacher will now follow the comic book storylines much more closely, so that in and of itself could portend good things on the horizon.
In anticipation of the upcoming season, AMC has released the first teaser for Preacher Season 2. And it is every bit as weird and bizarre as the comic it adapts.
What starts as a discussion of the merits of the 80s classic “Come on Eileen” by Dexy’s Midnight Runners quickly turns into classic Preacher. Appearances by The Cowboy (called The Saint of Killers in the comic) and Arseface as well as a police chase, someone in a dog costume and explosions galore make up the rest of the teaser.
Dominic Cooper, Joseph Gilgun and Ruth Negga all return for Season 2 and will be joined by new regulars Noah Taylor, Pip Torrens, and Julie Ann Emery. It is unknown what roles they will be playing, but if you’ve read the comics and are pretty good at deductive reasoning, you should be able to make some educated guesses.
Preacher Season 2 is shaping up to be an improvement over Season 1 in many ways. If it finally starts faithfully adapting the stories from the comics, the show should be able to win back any viewers who bailed during the admittedly slow first season.
Preacher Season 2 premieres on Sunday, July 25 at 10 PM EST on AMC.