Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg knew they were taking a risk when they decided to adapt the epic Garth Ennis masterpiece “Preacher” for television. It would appear that risk paid off with “Preacher” being named the second best new cable drama of the year.
I admit to being skeptical about how they would make it suitable for AMC, but, after a slow start, was pleasantly surprised and must not have been alone. It averaged about 3 million viewers per episode and the finale averaged 3.1 million. I know it’s been hit by critics, but who listens to critics anyway.
A second season is guaranteed, and the further adventures of Jesse Custer, Cassidy and Tulip will only get better as the narrative moves forward. The series is bolstered not only with a stellar duo in Rogen and Goldberg, but an outstanding cast as well.
Dominic Cooper, known for his eccentric Howard Stark in the Marvel Universe, does a good job portraying the conflicted preacher. Fellow Marvel alum Ruth Negga played quite the departure from her Agents of Shield’s Raina, but she fit naturally into the role, creating the epitome of the freewheeling Tulip.
Joseph Gilgun is known primarily for British series, but if you want to see where he may be channeling his inner Cassidy, just check out Misfits.
Here’s hoping for many more seasons of Preacher to come.