Jesse Custer's bringing his vengeful rage to SXSW 2016, as AMC's Preacher series will have its world premiere at the festival ahead of the first episode's mid-2016 TV debut.
Along with five other titles, SXSW announced today that the debut episode of Preacher has been added to its 2016 lineup. The announcement was accompanied by a new photo from the series (shown above and below).
Specific screening details of Preacher are not yet known. SXSW 2016 will take place March 11th–19th in Austin, TX. The first of ten one-hour episodes of Preacher is expected to air on AMC around the middle of this year, meaning that SXSW attendees will have the opportunity to see Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon's cult comic book series come to life onscreen before before it airs in living rooms nationwide.
Directed by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg from an adapted script by Sam Catlin, Preacher stars Dominic Cooper, Ruth Negga, Joseph Gilgun, Ian Colletti, W. Earl Brown, and Lucy Griffiths.
"Based on the twisted and popular ‘90s comic book franchise of the same name, “Preacher,” created by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon, is the story of Jesse Custer (Dominic Cooper) a conflicted Preacher in a small Texas town who is inhabited by a mysterious entity that allows him to develop a highly unconventional power. Jesse, his ex-girlfriend, Tulip (Ruth Negga), and an Irish vampire named Cassidy (Joseph Gilgun) embark on a journey to, literally, find God. The Sony Pictures Television and AMC Studios co-production was developed for television by Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg (“This Is the End,” “Superbad,” “Neighbors”) and showrunner Sam Catlin (“Breaking Bad”). The series is set to premiere mid-2016."
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