Preacher (2016– )
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A preacher heads out on a journey to combat the supernatural evil that just decimated his Texas hometown.


Garth Ennis (based on the graphic novels by), Steve Dillon (based on the graphic novels by) | 4 more credits »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Dominic Cooper ... Jesse Custer
Joseph Gilgun ... Cassidy
Ruth Negga ... Tulip O'Hare
Lucy Griffiths ... Emily
W. Earl Brown ... Hugo Root
Tom Brooke ... Fiore
Anatol Yusef ... DeBlanc
Ian Colletti ... Arseface
Derek Wilson ... Donnie Schenck
Ricky Mabe ... Miles Person
Jamie Anne Allman ... Betsy Schenck
Brian Huskey ... Ted Reyerson
Thomas Barbusca ... Chris Schenck
Irungu Mutu ... African Preacher
Allan Gaitirira Allan Gaitirira ... African Congregant


A preacher sets out on a mission to make the almighty himself confess his sin of abandoning the world. With his best friend Cassidy, an alcoholic Irish vampire, his love Tulip, a red blooded gun-toting Texan, and the power of genesis, an unholy child born from an angel and a demon, Jesse gives up everything to set the world straight with its creator. Written by John Simmons

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English | Russian

Release Date:

22 May 2016 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital


Color | Black and White (flashback scenes)

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


The pilot opens with Jesse in his room, an empty liquor bottle is shown on his nightstand with the name Ratwater over a cowboy's silhouette. The silhouette is of The Saint of Killers, a major antagonist in the comic, and Ratwater is the town he massacred when he went from being human to taking over the role of the Angel of Death. See more »


Cassidy has tattoos. However, he heals, and since a tattoo starts out by being skin "damage", it is unlikely any tattoos applied would survive any healing session he undergoes. See more »


Tulip O'Hare: A woman needs to know how to be strong, stand on her own... a'course, boy or a girl, if you're lucky enough to fall in love you hafta be even stronger... fight like a lion to keep it alive... so that on the day your love is weak enough... or selfish enough... or friggin' stupid enough to run away, you have the strength to track him down and eat 'im alive.
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Referenced in Talking Preacher: Call and Response (2016) See more »


Don't Take Me for Granted
Written by Lew Cooper, King Guion and Renee Borek
Performed by Nancy Barry
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Gone to Texas: An adaptation that dazzles regardless of differences from source material.
23 May 2016 | by Charles DunpheySee all my reviews

Firstly, the graphic novel series is my favorite comic of all time. And I have read A LOT of comics. This pilot blew me away. I went into the show knowing that it was going to be different and that many things were not going to be the same, as I did when the Walking Dead first aired. But let me say that this is an adaptation that differs in all of the right ways. A lot of graphic novels are very difficult to transfer to the big screen and this is where a lot of differences have to be made in order to better suit the television or film audiences.

Rogen and Goldberg's Preacher hit the nail on the head. The atmosphere is great, the characters are true to their roots, the overall tone is impeccable and the humor is just as gross and crude as I had wanted. So many scenes of this debut had me laughing out loud, nearly crying. But there were also scenes that had me very tense. This is the balance that the graphic novel so elegantly portrayed and the TV adaptation did a darn good job of replicating that.

Tulip is wonderful. Her challenges with Jesse and her conflicting feelings were perfect. Jesse was the morally conflicted and tough guy we had all wanted to see. And don't forget Cassidy. Probably the highlight of the entire pilot. PERFECT. Arseface was just as pathetic and hilarious as we had all wanted too.

More than anything, the techniques that these directors and writers implemented to honor source material blew me away. I kept hoping, "man I hope they do this!" or, "Man, I wonder how they'll do this!" and it never failed to amaze me. The action was wild and exaggerated and the humor was raunchy and often caught me off guard.

As a longtime fan of the graphic novel, I am impressed. Thank you so much for creating such a wonderful adaptation of a beloved story.

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