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After a supernatural event at his church, a preacher enlists the help of a vampire and his ex to find God.
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Series cast summary:
Dominic Cooper ...  Jesse Custer 33 episodes, 2016-2018
Joseph Gilgun ...  Cassidy 33 episodes, 2016-2018
Ruth Negga ...  Tulip O'Hare 33 episodes, 2016-2018
Ian Colletti ...  Arseface 33 episodes, 2016-2018
Graham McTavish ...  The Saint of Killers / ... 32 episodes, 2016-2018
Pip Torrens ...  Herr Starr 23 episodes, 2017-2018
Noah Taylor ...  Adolf Hitler 23 episodes, 2017-2018
Julie Ann Emery ...  Lara Featherstone 23 episodes, 2017-2018
Malcolm Barrett ...  F.J. Hoover 18 episodes, 2017-2018
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What if an angel and a demon procreate? What would that offspring be? Would it be holy or demonic or both? Preacher Is that tale. The offspring has no body, just a soul. That soul needs a body and chose Jessie. A preacher from Texas with a loss of faith and a drinking problem. The offspring called Genesis bonds with Jesse giving him the word of God. What he says is done. Written by colbus

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22 May 2016 (USA) See more »

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New Mexico, USA See more »

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At one point in the early 2000s Garth Ennis, writer of the Preacher comic series, approached Kevin Smith and Scott Mosier to help finance the film under their View Askew Productions label. Garth Ennis, Kevin Smith and Scott Mosier pitched Preacher to Bob Weinstein at Miramax Films. See more »

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In an earlier episode, the bloody milkshake is half full when made in the kitchen but full at the top of the stairs. How did more shake into the containers? See more »

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Referenced in Talking Preacher: Pilot (2016) See more »

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Has potential but plays it safe
18 April 2017 | by hamish-25851See all my reviews

At last, it's happening. Preacher. They're finally going live action with one of the weirdest, strangest, most imaginative works of fiction - in any genre or format - I've ever encountered.

The good, in order: Dominic Cooper, as Jesse Custer, titular Preacher. He's managing to wear the role, something that very few actors could pull off. Ruth Negga, doing a better Tulip than the one in the comics (and that is saying something). Joseph Gilgun, whose turn as Cassidy is spot-on, truly the comics brought to life.

The sets, the costumes, the effects, the support acting are all first class too. The direction is nicely understated; they keep shots simple, with lots of use of nicely framed setups.

The humour is occasionally outright hilarious. Unfortunately there isn't nearly enough of it, and that's where the bad times start.

They've made some big mistakes with this series. Now, this is not just a fan of the comics talking... they've been putting minor characters and minor plot lines through the blender. Yes, initially I found this profoundly offensive, and it took some work to get past it. Someone who hadn't read the comics wouldn't notice the changes. The trouble is, they don't improve things.

Presumably this chop and change was done in an attempt to create workable TV. I think it was a strategic mistake, a case of missing the wood for the trees. The best thing about Preacher, hands down, was Garth Ennis' hyperactive imagination. Anything went, and frequently did. The original story was absolutely mental. Catlin, Goldberg and Rogen do the best they can (and they're no lightweights) but the goings-on in the TV series are a pale shadow of the fun and games in the comics.

The second major mistake was to make it sexually safe. The comics had every kind of oddball, weirdo, creep, and flat-out pervert imaginable. It was messed up. Sometimes it was shocking, and not in a good way either. Mostly, though, it was cry-while-reading hilarious, not least because the characters came across as real people. Not so the TV series. This is Preacher as overseen by studio execs and marketing teams, watered down to appeal to middle America, or at least to not incite too much hate mail. It is, frankly, tame.

There are the usual TV series problems - bogging down in one location (they spend way too long in Annville), throwing hooks in simply for the sake of luring the audience further along, undeveloped characters and plot lines - but that's just me picking threads at this point.

It's OK. Honest. It was diverting enough that I finished the whole first series, despite everything. It's just that it could have been great and it isn't.


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