The Geekier side of the small screen is closing up on some of the shows that have been amusing us for some time with “Gotham” already gone and “I Zombie” following suit soon enough. “The Gifted” is gone already with “Legion” following afterwards and now its time to deliver the final season of the AMC Original Series “Preacher”. The trailer for this was showcased during the SDCC and I’m broadcasting it here since that is what we do with this kind of stuff. Take a look.
The Premise: Jesse Custer is a hard-drinking, chain-smoking preacher who, enduring a crisis of faith, becomes infused with an extraordinary power. He embarks on a quest to better understand his new gift and literally finds God, alongside his trigger-happy ex-girlfriend, Tulip, and new vampire friend, Cassidy. “Preacher” is an adaptation of the intense comic book series that was done by Steve Dillon and Garth Ennis. It ran as a part of the DC Comics Vertigo imprint for “75” total issues. The show does NOT follow the general canon of the printed page.
Dominic Cooper as Jesse Custer
Joseph Gilgun as Cassidy
Ruth Negga as Tulip O’Hare
Lucy Griffiths as Emily Woodrow
W. Earl Brown as Sheriff Hugo Root
Derek Wilson as Donnie Schenck
Ian Colletti as Eugene Root/”Arseface”
Tom Brooke as Fiore
Anatol Yusef as DeBlanc
Graham McTavish as The Saint of Killers
Julie Ann Emery
PiercingMetal Thoughts: Truth be told, I am just following the show to see how it all turns out. They really deviated from the source material but as a friend of mine who was also very loyal to the comic said, there is no way to really bring “Preacher” to the small screen in the fashion that it was originally printed. He’s most probably right and while a few episodes were amusing I didn’t love the larger thing despite being a fan of Cooper, Negga and Gilgun in their respective roles. The show premieres in early August so set those DVR’s or whatever you do to make sure you don’t miss anything and let me know down in the comments if you will be watching the final go round. See you soon with more from the Con and everything else that hits our mail box. Ciao.
Official Show Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Preacher_%28TV_series%29