Seth Rogen is putting a killer twist on faith in ‘Preacher.’ The funnyman is bringing the comic book series to TV, starring Dominic Cooper as the rebel preacher who has no problem getting his hands dirty. Click to WATCH the first trailer!
Thou shall watch the first trailer for Preacher and become hooked instantly. The highly-anticipated trailer premiered during the Nov. 1 episode of The Walking Dead, and Rev. Custer (Dominic Cooper) is getting blood on his hands. The preacher is on a mission to find God after the man in charge leaves his heavenly throne.
The trailer opens up with a kid asking Jesse (Dominic) if he’ll hurt his dad, who has a thing for violence. “You know it’s a sin just to ask me that,” Jesse says. The kid knows that the reverend “did things” before he was a preacher, so it’s not a stretch that he’s asking this. “How hurt you want him? How far do I go?” Jesse continues.
Cue the most intense trailer we’ve seen in a long time. There’s knife-wielding, bottle-throwing, punches and lots of blood. The final scene features Rev. Custer breaking the arm of someone who’s clearly been sinning.
Preacher is the story of Jesse Custer, a conflicted, badass preacher from the small Texas town of Annville who happens to have supernatural powers after being possessed. Jesse goes on a journey to find God after he abandons Heaven. He is joined by his ex-girlfriend, Tulip (Ruth Negga), and an Irish vampire named Cassidy (Joseph Gilgun).
Preacher also stars Elizabeth Perkins, Lucy Griffiths, W. Earl Brown and Thomas Barbusca. The 10-episode series is set to premiere in 2016. Seth and Evan Goldberg co-adapted Preacher from Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon’s comic series.
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— Avery Thompson