AMC’s ‘Preacher’ trailer set to break grounds on the TV front

On Sunday, AMC aired the 1990s comic cult hit Preacher’s first trailer during its hit comic adaptation, The Walking Dead. The series is adapted from the comic of the same name –  ‘Preacher’ – which was a cult hit in the 1990s in a long-running Vertigo (an imprint of DC Comics) series from writer Garth Ennis and artist Steve Dillon. The series revolves around Jesse Custer (Dominic Cooper), a conflicted preacher in a small Texas town, who merges with a powerful creature that has escaped from heaven. Along with his ex-gal, Tulip (Ruth Negga) and an Irish vampire named Cassidy (Joseph Gilgun), the three embark on a journey to literally find God.
The trailer starts off by showing the serene location where the preacher, Jesse Custer is seen sitting lazily on a chair when a young boy approaches him asking him for a favor i.e to hurt his father who’s seen physically abusing his mother. Next what comes is something that sent chills across the poor kid as the preacher warns him by saying, “Things could escalate that’s what these things do, they escalate… Balance makes balance makes nothing much at all. Is that what you want kid?” The 1:26 minute trailer manages to attract the interest of the audiences as we get to witness some action packed, bar brawling, which involves the creepy Irish vampire, Cassidy and Jesse’s ex-girlfriend Tulip. With Preacher making it’s way on the small screen, it has managed to generate a strong buzz around it which has led to an upsurge in its comic sales as well. Preacher Book One has made its way up on the fourth position of the Amazon’s Best Seller’s in Comics and Graphic Novels category. Not just Preacher, due to the trailer release, we also got to see The Walking Dead’s 4 collections paving its way in the top 10 of the list. The hour long episodes (a total of 10) of Preacher have been developed by the duo of Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg (who directed the pilot together), alongside Breaking Bad veteran Sam Catlin (who wrote the pilot) is expected to premiere in mid-2016.
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