One of my favorite characters from the Preacher comic series is the Saint of Killers. What's not to love about an unstoppable killing machine? And I think the way AMC has been handling the character in their adaptation of Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon's Vertigo comic series has been brilliant. Graham McTavish brings across the right attitude and scowl to make the character work.
The character is basically the Angel of Death assigned to collecting the souls of those who die violently. He is given the task of killing Jesse Custer because he possesses the entity, Genesis. It's said that Ennis had a cross between Clint Eastwood and Lee Marvin in mind when he wrote the character. He will be a bigger part of season 2 of Preacher and AMC has released this half hour video pulling together all the Cowboy / Saint of Killers scenes from season one… basically his origin, and adding in some hints at what we are likely to see from him in season two.
And with season 2 kicking off on Sunday June 25th, it's not a bad idea to refresh your memories or catch up on what you missed.
The video is violent and probably NSFW.