With Jesse (Dominic Cooper), Cassidy (Joseph Gilgun), and Tulip's (Ruth Negga) mission to drag a still-missing God back to Heaven being sidetracked by the small matter of Tulip being dead (for now), AMC's adaptation of Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon's comic book series Preacher rages along The Road to Angelville heading into its third season premiere on Sunday, June 24, at 10 p.m. ET.
In its honor, The Road to Angelville: Bleeding Cool's 'Preacher' Week is giving faithful fans interviews with executive producers Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg; showrunner/executive producer Sam Catlin (Breaking Bad); actor Colin Cunningham (TC); actress Betty Buckley (Gran'ma Marie L'Angell); and Gilgun. We're also looking back at the seasons 1 and 2 for clues to what's ahead; reflecting on our "cosplay year" as Jesse Custer at New York Comic Con (NYCC); and throwing out some surprises that hopefully make the wait for Sunday a little more bearable.
All of this leads to the return of Taking Confession, Bleeding Cool's Preacher live-blog, on Sunday, June 24, starting at 10 p.m. ET; with some sweet "pre-game" stuff happening as our live-blog site goes live at 9 p.m. ET (at Bleeding Cool's website). Join us as we share our thoughts on 'Angelville' in real time – and stay tuned because there might just be a live post-show happening…???
Because this week there's no such thing as too much Preacher, AMC has released a new sneak preview of the upcoming season that offers up some new clues as to what we can expect starting this Sunday. Our biggest takeaways: Tulip breaks off a big chunk of revenge from Featherstone (Julie Ann Emery); Herr Starr (Pip Torrens) looks really comfortable showing Jesse some "respect;" Hoover (Malcolm Barrett) and The Grail really don't want anything to do with Jody (Jeremy Childs); Eccarius (Adam Croasdell) has moves like a vampire Neo from The Matrix; God-Dog looks like he/she/it/they mean(s) business; and — wait, is that Humperdoo (Tyson Ritter) in the middle of a musical number???
And since we're feeling particularly generous, here's a look at three sneak previews for third season premiere, 'Angelville': in the first, Gran'ma looks to make a deal with Jesse to save Tulip's life – but is the price too high? From there, Jody (Jeremy Childs) and Jesse's reunion is a little tense to say the least; Gran'ma (Betty Buckley) offers Cassidy some "heated" advice about the dangers of unrequited love; and Tulip's two messed up suitors get into a back-and-forth over who knows her best:
PREACHER is a dramatic thrill ride that follows West Texas preacher Jesse Custer (Dominic Cooper), his badass girlfriend Tulip (Academy Award nominee Ruth Negga) and an Irish vampire named Cassidy (Joseph Gilgun) as they embark on a road trip to find God and are thrust into a twisted battle spanning Heaven, Hell and everywhere in between.
The 10-episode third season follows Jesse's quest for God which takes him back to the place he's been avoiding his whole life: home. Jesse, Tulip and Cassidy return to Angelville, the Louisiana Plantation where Jesse was raised, and find old grudges and deadly obligations await them. With the help of his friends — and a few enemies — Jesse will need to escape his past…because the future of the world depends on it.
Ian Colletti, Graham McTavish, Pip Torrens, Julie Ann Emery, and Malcolm Barrett also return for the third season; joined by new series regulars Betty Buckley (Supergirl, Split); Colin Cunningham (Blood Drive, Falling Skies); Jeremy Childs (The Last Castle, Nashville); Liz McGeever (Star, Nashville); Jonny Coyne (Turn, Alcatraz); Adam Croasdell (Reign); and Prema Cruz (Mozart in the Jungle).
Ian Colletti, Graham McTavish, Pip Torrens, Julie Ann Emery, and Malcolm Barrett also return for the third season; joined by new series regulars Betty Buckley(Supergirl, Split); Colin Cunningham (Blood Drive, Falling Skies); Jeremy Childs (The Last Castle, Nashville); Liz McGeever (Star, Nashville); Jonny Coyne (Turn, Alcatraz); Adam Croasdell (Reign); and Prema Cruz (Mozart in the Jungle).
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