Preacher, the TV show based on the comic book series by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon, made its debut on AMC on Sunday night. While the pilot episode of the supernatural comedy clearly caught viewers' attention, it's time to anticipate what episode 2 of Preachers holds for the series-watchers. Created by Sam Catlin of Breaking Bad fame along with Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogan, the second episode will air on AMC on 5 June at 9 pm EST.
The official synopsis of the episode titled See reads:
Based on a cult comic book franchise, showrunner Rogan asserts that "the series has more mystery than the comics." Preacher narrates the story of Jesse Custer played by Dominic Cooper, who is a preacher in the small Texas town of Annville. After Custer is accidentally possessed by a supernatural creature, called Genesis, the small town preacher develops unusual powers. When Custer gets together with his girlfriend Tulip O' Hare and the Irish lout-cum-vampire Cassidy, all hell breaks loose.
Right from the very first episode that premiered on AMC on Sunday, Preacher promises to be an action-packed comic drama with an overdose of horror, supernatural elements and dark humour. In the previous episode, the audience was introduced to the main characters, and a very drunk Custer. As repeated flashbacks shed light on his past, Jesse in the current day is shown being approached by "a supernatural shadow."
From the look of the trailer, the dilemma between the good and the evil seems to persist in episode 2 of the AMC drama. As Custer explains the plan of helping others, preaching the gospel of god, and being one of the good guys, something seems to be unnerving. And the feeling is further reinforced by his love interest Tulip as she whispers, "I know you Jesse Custer, you are a bad bad man."
Apart from Cooper in the lead role, the series also stars Ruth Negga as Tulip, Joseph Gilgun as Cassidy, and Lucy Griffiths in the role of Custer's church assistant Emily. Since the Preacher comes from Catlin, who is known for his hit series Breaking Bad, the writer-producer is wary of comparisons between the two shows.
"Preacher is a romp. It's much broader. It's a much bigger world and it has bigger themes. Breaking Bad was very much about one man; Preacher is about a bunch of different things," he revealed.
Click here to watch the pilot episode live online on the official website of AMC.