There are plenty of worthwhile shows airing this summer, but Preacher is one you might want to keep an eye on. Based on the comics by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon, Preacher follows a reformed criminal trying to get his life back on track by returning to his home town and taking over as preacher for his late father’s congregation.
We had some high praise for the AMC original series in our review of the first four episodes. The action is brutal, the characters are interesting, the acting is stellar and, although the pace is slow, the show hooks you early on.
To that last point, AMC shared the first four minutes of the pilot episode on YouTube yesterday, featuring an incredibly confusing opening sequence and a short introduction to Jesse Custer, the titular Preacher:
Having not read the comics, I was scratching my head for a majority of the pilot episode, which, believe it or not, only gets stranger after this opening scene. Although the show has its fair share of gruesome violence (as the exploding man above might suggest), it’s not quite Walking Dead levels of gore.
If you like what you see, you can watch the full pilot episode of Preacher when it airs on AMC this Sunday, May 22nd at 10PM ET.