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AMC Drama ‘Preacher’ to Debut on Sunday, May 22

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Upcoming AMC drama “Preacher” will premiere Sunday, May 22nd at 10 p.m. ET following the mid-season finale of “Fear the Walking Dead.” An encore presentation of the pilot episode will air the following Sunday, May 29th with back-to-back airings beginning at 9 p.m. ET. New episodes will resume on Sunday, June 5th in the 9 p.m. ET regular time period.

Based on Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon’s 1990’s comic book franchise of the same name, “Preacher” from Sony Pictures Television is described as a supernatural, twisted and darkly comedic drama that follows Jesse Custer (Dominic Cooper), a West Texas preacher who is inhabited by a mysterious entity that causes him to develop a highly unusual power. Jesse, his ex-girlfriend Tulip (Ruth Negga) and an Irish vagabond named Cassidy (Joseph Gilgun) come together and when they do, they are thrust into a crazy world populated by a cast of characters from heaven, hell and everywhere in between. “Preacher” also stars Lucy Griffiths, W. Earl Brown, Anatol Yusef, Tom Brooke, Derek Wilson and Ian Colletti.

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of weekly column “Mr. Television” for Campaign US (www.campaignlive.com). Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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  1. I knew that Dominic Cooper looked familiar. He played Howard Stark on Agent Carter and he was in the movie version of Mamma Mia. I will have to check out Preacher.