Rejoice, fans of superpower-possessing men-of-the-cloth, alcoholic Irish vampires, and people whose face resembles a butt. AMC announced today that it has renewed Preacher for an expanded, 13-episode second season, which is slated for next year. Based on the comic book by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon and developed for television by Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, and Sam Catlin, the show stars Dominic Cooper, Rugth Negga, and Joseph Gilgun.
“Preacher is a special television program and we’re eager to share with fans the rest of this wild first season and, now, an expanded second season,” said Charlie Collier, president of AMC, SundanceTV, and AMC Studios, in a statement. “What Sam, Seth, Evan and the entire creative team have achieved in bringing Garth Ennis’ graphic novel to the screen is extraordinary. We look forward to more time with these unforgettable characters be it in Heaven, Hell, Texas or beyond.”
This Thursday night, AMC will air a Preacher marathon of the first five episodes of the current season, starting at 9 p.m. The sixth episode debuts this Sunday.