If any show can break the hold Game of Thrones and The Walking Dead has over the internet it just might be AMC’s new series Preacher.
Based off a popular comic book series, the show is a supernatural dark dramedy that follows a Texas preacher tasked with bringing about justice via his divinely imparted abilities. It’s a story that’s passed through quite a few hands over the years before landing at AMC courtesy of Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg and by the looks of the show’s series premiere trailer, it was worth the wait.
Set to a stringed country jaunt, the two-minute clip features some fan favorite characters including Tulip O’Hare (the soon to be in demand Ruth Negga), Irish vampire Cassidy (Joseph Gilgun) and the bad ass clergyman himself, Jesse Custer (Dominic Cooper). Besides watching Tulip vandalize a church van, Cassidy light one up by stepping out into the midday sun, and Custer beat a man to a pulp before downing some whiskey, we also get a glimpse of a handcuffed Arseface (Ian Colletti) and meaty villain Odin Quincannon wielding a decently-sized sausage.
Critics are already praising the show for it’s near-perfect casting and commitment to it’s beloved source material so anyone worrying whether that guy from Knocked Up can actually handle the responsibility of bringing Custer and his band of deviants to the small screen should just take a Xanax and strap in. It’s going to be one hell of a ride.