It's been just over a month since Preacher wrapped up its second season, and if you've been impatiently awaiting whether or not the show is coming back, the wait is over. Executive producer and co-creator Seth Rogen took to Twitter this afternoon to confirm that AMC has in fact renewed the hit series. No details were given as to how Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg and the rest of the writers and producers plan on following up Preacher Season 2, but hopefully we'll get more details soon.
Seth Rogen also didn't reveal how many episodes Preacher Season 3 will have, since the second season featured an expanded order of 13 episodes, three more than the 10-episode first season. AMC announced its Season 2 renewal of Preacher in late June of 2016. The first season was the #2 new series on cable last year, among adults 18-49 and adults 25-54, averaging 1.6 million viewers per episode for the whole first season. The second season dropped a bit, averaging 1.1 million viewers per episode. It's possible that the dip in ratings may have lead to the network not announcing a renewal right away, but now it has been confirmed that the show is coming back.
The series has been described as a "genre-bending thrill ride" that follows West Texas preacher Jesse Custer (Dominic Cooper), his badass ex-girlfriend Tulip (Academy Award nominee Ruth Negga) and an Irish vampire named Cassidy (Joseph Gilgun) as they embark on a road trip to find God and are thrust into a twisted battle spanning Heaven, Hell and everywhere in between. The second season featured the main characters making their way to New Orleans, where they must dodge local gangsters, dangerous secret agents in white suits, and the Saint of Killers, an unstoppable killer cowboy from Hell.
The main cast also includes Derek Wilson as Donny Schenck, Elizabeth Perkins as Vyla Quinncannon, Ian Colletti as Eugene "Arseface" Root, Jamie Anne Allman as Betsy Schenck, Lucy Griffiths as Emily and Tom Brooke as Fiore. New cast members that were introduced in Season 2 included Noah Taylor as Adolf Hitler, Pip Torrens as Herr Starr, Julie Ann Emery as Lara Featherstone, Malcolm Barrett as F.J. Hoover, Justin Prentice as Tyler and Ronald Guttman as Denis. No details have been given regarding any other new characters that will be introduced in Season 3.
Sam Catlin created the series, based on Garth Ennis and the late Steve Dillon, with Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg both directing the pilot episode, along with three others throughout the first two seasons, while serving as executive producers. They are joined by executive producers James Weaver, Jason Netter, Ken Levin, Neal Moritz, Ori Marmur, Sam Catlin and Vivian Cannon. AMC has not announced when production will begin on Season 3 of Preacher, or when it may premiere, but hopefully we'll have more details soon. Until then, take a look at the official image revealed on Seth Rogen Twitter, announcing the Season 3 renewal of Preacher.