A small-town priest, his gun-toting ex, and an Irish vampire with an alcohol problem are all brought together in a world populated with characters from Heaven and Hell, and it's being made by the same guys who gave us movies like Superbad and Pineapple Express.
It all adds up to what may be the year's weirdest and riskiest TV show, but also one of the most exciting. Preacher, which will make it's long-awaited debut on AMC this coming Sunday, is based on the 90s comics of the same name by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon (well-known for their acclaimed work on Marvel's Punisher comics).
That tells the story of Jesse Custer, a preacher in a small Texas town who gets possessed by a supernatural creature called Genesis (the product of an angel and a demon). After his church and congregation are destroyed, he travels across the USA on a mission to find God (yes, literal, actual God).
The TV series has been a long-time in development (an adaptation was first mooted way back in the late 90s), but it's promising to be an extremely dark, twisted, and funny show that should offer something for fans of the comics and newbies alike, and ahead of the pilot episode here's everything you need to know.
NCTJ-qualified journalist. Most definitely not a racing driver. Drink too much tea; eat too much peanut butter; watch too much TV. Sadly only the latter paying off so far.
A mix of wise-old man in a young man's body with a child-like wonder about him and a great otherworldly sensibility.