AMC will soon begin airing the third season of Preacher (based on the comic book series of the same name published by Vertigo/DC). The show stars Dominic Cooper as Jesse Custer, Ruth Negga as the outlaw Tulip, and Joseph Gilgun as the Irish vampire Cassidy. Last season saw the trio leave Texas on a road trip that found them in New Orleans looking for God, who happened to be a big fan of Nawlins Jazz. The first trailer and details on the new cast members have been revealed.
The latest official synopsis reads:
In Season 3, Jesse Custer’s quest for God takes him back to the place he’s been avoiding his whole life: home. Jesse, Tulip, and Cassidy return to Angelville, the Louisiana Plantation where Jesse was raised, and find old grudges and deadly obligations await them. With the help of his friends — and a few enemies — Jesse will need to escape his past… because the future of the world depends on it.
Here is the first teaser trailer:
Joining the show this season are Betty Buckley as Gran’ma, Jeremy Childs as Jody, and Colin Cunningham as TC. They are joined by returning cast members Ian Coletti, Graham McTavish, Pip Torrens, Julie Ann Emery, and Malcolm Barrett.
Jesse will be forced to face demons from his past, most notably Jody, an enforcer working for his Gran’ma. Jody was Jesse’s constant tormentor during his childhood.
Gran’ma is, “a spiritist with true powers, who can cast spells and even bring back the dead (for a price). Pay the fee or pay with your soul to feed Gran’ma’s thirst for eternal youth. She is weathered, tough, and mean, but also intelligent beyond measure. She’s Jesse’s only living family and she loves him.”
TC is, “a man born of the bayou and the loyal caretaker and soldier for Gran’ma. Weasely and wiry, he’ll gladly tell you about his perversions whether you ask him or not. While he seems like the friendliest guy you’ll ever meet, don’t make the mistake of turning your back on him.”
The third season was believed to be slated for 13 episodes but was recently revealed to be only 10 Episodes. It will premiere June 24th at 10/9 CST.