AMC have announced that not only are they renewing their supernatural drama series Preacher for a second season, but that it will be expanded to thirteen-episodes.
President of AMC, SundanceTV and AMC Studios, Charlie Collier said:
Preacher is a special television program and we’re eager to share with fans the rest of this wild
first season and, now, an expanded second season. What Sam, Seth, Evan and the entire creative team have achieved in bringing Garth Ennis’ graphic novel to the screen is extraordinary. We look forward to more time with these unforgettable characters be it in Heaven, Hell, Texas or beyond.
The synopsis for Preacher is as follows:
Based on the popular cult comic book franchise, Preacher is a supernatural and darkly comedic drama that follows a Texas preacher named Jesse Custer, who is inhabited by a mysterious entity called Genesis that gives him the power to make people do whatever he commands. Once this power attracts the attention of two mysterious angels, Fiore and DeBlanc, Jesse, his badass ex-girlfriend Tulip, and an Irish vampire named Cassidy are thrust into a crazy world populated by a cast of characters from Heaven, Hell and everywhere in between.
I’ve only managed to watch the pilot episode of Preacher thus far and though it’s definitely giving nothing away in terms of building up mystery of the main plot, it definitely has me intrigued enough to check out the rest of the first season over the next couple of weeks. Preach stars Dominic Cooper, Joseph Gilgun, Ruth Negga, Lucy Griffiths, W. Earl Brown, Derek Wilson, Ian Colletti, Toom Brooke, Anatol Yusef, Graham McTavish, Jackie Earle Harley, Jamie Anne Allman, Elizabeth Perkins and Nathan Darrow and the series has been developed by Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg and showrunner Sam Catlin.
Season 2 is set to premiere in 2017.