Preacher Season Two

Who else cannot wait for June 25th??? I don’t know what I am looking forward to more, Cassidy’s depraved sense of humor, Tulip’s bad-ass driving, or Jesse’s absolute power with absolutely no idea what he needs to do with it. Season two looks brilliant if the just released trailer is anything to go by.

Preacher was one of my favorite new shows of last year, the series was based on the comics by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon. The premise is of the comics is frankly, the most insane origin story out there, but it is also what brought together show runners, Seth Rogan, Sam Catlin and Evan Goldberg.  This dream team, that includes the creator of Breaking Bad for goodness sake(!!!), introduced me to a group of characters that I knew nothing about and made me an instant fan.

The show is just full of tantalizing details that make it wonderful to watch. One of the most obvious, but important is the cinematography tone in which the show is shot. The colors of the east Texas based show are muted and dusty, much like the town Anvil, Texas. However the people in the town are anything but muted. It boasts one of the most colorful and delightfully odd set of main and supporting characters I have ever seen in a series.

Between the foulmouthed, hard hitting, ironically named Tulip to the 110-year-old Irish vampire Cassidy and of course the poor, misunderstood Eugene, the show has an almost Twin Peaks-esque caravan of weirdos. Each role is played with amazing skill by the main and supporting cast.

Ruth Negga plays Tulip with such natural ease that I found it strange to watch her play the nurturing wife and mother in her Academy Award®  nominated role in Loving. She is one of my favorite characters on the show and I cannot wait to see her take on a larger role in the next season, because if they going to be on the road you know that Tulip is driving.  And I can only say I am equally awed by Negga’s onscreen and offscreen romantic interest, Dominic Cooper as the flawed Jesse Custer. But the real scene-stealer in my opinion, a feat doubly hard to pull off in such a stellar cast, is Joseph Gilgun as the unflappable vampire Cassidy with a sense of humor as twisted as his personality. To say that I am excited to see this trio again is a massive understatement.

This upcoming season is going to be 13 episodes of pure wicked enjoyment. The town is long-gone from a tragic and shitty (sorry) explosion that left some of our favorite characters blown from the face of the earth, but it also introduced one of the most beloved antagonists of all time, the Saint of Killers. No matter how strange the trip it took for Preacher to become a reality, there is no denying that is one of the most unique shows on television right now. Season two of Preacher promises thrill ride that thrusts our heroes (anti-heroes?) into a battle spanning Heaven, Hell and everywhere in between.

Preacher season two premieres on AMC on June 25th.

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