AMC has officially announced that their newest hit series, “Preacher,” will have a longer second season! Season two will have 13 episodes rather than 10. The show is currently only halfway into its 10-episode first season.
“Preacher” is based on the graphic novel series written by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon. The television adaptation was developed by stoner-comedy buds Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, along with writer Sam Catlin.
Fulfilling a promise to his deceased father, one-time outlaw Jesse Custer returns home to West Texas to take over his dad’s church. Jesse’s mission, however, becomes twisted when his body is overcome by a cryptic force that unleashes within him a highly unconventional power. Together with hell-raising ex-girlfriend Tulip and Irish vagabond Cassidy, the preacher-in-training embarks on a journey to find God in a world inhabited by holy, hellish, and everything-in-between characters.
According to a release from the network, the show is “currently averaging 3.3 million viewers per episode” and is the number-two series on cable among adults ages 18-49 and 25-54.
“What Sam, Seth, Evan and the entire creative team have achieved in bringing Garth Ennis’ graphic novel to the screen is extraordinary,” said AMC president Charlie Collier. “We look forward to more time with these unforgettable characters be it in Heaven, Hell, Texas or beyond.”