'Preacher' Renewed: AMC Announces Supernatural Drama Will Return For Season 2

AMC announced it has renewed the supernatural drama "Preacher" for a 13-episode second season that will premiere in 2017.

According to Variety, the co-production from Sony Pictures Television and AMC Studios is the #2 new series on cable this year among adults 18-49 and adults 25-54, and is currently averaging 3.3 million viewers per episode in Nielsen live plus 3 ratings.

"Preacher" is developed by executive producers Evan GoldbergSeth Rogen and Sam Catlin, with Catlin also serving as showrunner and writer. The series is a an adaptation of the DC Comics' Vertigo imprint comicbook of the same name by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon.

"'Preacher' is a special television program and we’re eager to share with fans the rest of this wildfirst season and, now, an expanded second season," said Charlie Collier, president of AMC, SundanceTV and AMC Studios. "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."

The series centers around a Texas preacher named Jesse Custer, who is inhabited by a mysterious entity called Genesis that gives him the power to make people do whatever he commands. The power soon attracts attention from two mysterious angels, Fiore and DeBlanc, and Jesse along with his badass ex-girlfriend, Tulip, and an Irish vampire named Cassidy are thurst into a world populated by characters from Heaven, Hell and everything in between. 

"Preacher" stars Dominic Cooper in the lead as preacher Jesse Custer, Joseph Gilgun as the Irish vamp Cassidy, Ruth Negga as the ex Tulip O'Hare, Tom Brooke as Fiore, Anatol Yusef as DeBlanc, Lucy Griffiths as Emily Woodrow, W. Earl Brown as Sheriff Hugo Root and Derek Wilson as Donny Schenck.

"Preacher" airs Sunday nights at 9 p.m. ET on AMC. However, the network is planning a catch-up marathon of the first five episodes on Thursday, June 30 starting at 9 p.m. ET. 

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