You may or may not have heard of Preacher, a TV series based on the mid-90s comic series of the same name. If it has managed to fly under your radar, there are a few good reasons to start watching ahead of the premiere of its fourth and final season on August 5.
The show centres around Jesse Custer (Dominic Cooper), a borderline-alcoholic preacher questioning his own faith. During his struggles, he gains an incredibly powerful ability that sends him on a quest to better understand it. While the main premise is intriguing in itself, Preacher‘s wild cast of recurring characters makes it all the more appealing.
Custer’s newest friend, for example, happens to be a drug-loving Irish vampire named Cassidy (Joseph Gilgun) who’s on the run from a religious organisation desperately trying to hunt him down. And then there’s the police chief’s son, Eugene “Arseface” Root (Ian Colletti), who certainly lives up to his name. While you might be forgiven for picturing another corny comic-to-TV adaptation, the execution is gritty, violent, funny, and above all, entertaining as hell.
And there’s a good reason for this. Preacher‘s executive producers include comedy heavyweights Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, both of whom know how to splice funny moments with a healthy dose of drama. While the series’ comic book roots are spread pretty liberally throughout, there’s plenty of heavy moments to keep the story’s momentum at a high.
If that’s not enough to convince you, Preacher is currently sitting at an average of 90% on Rotten Tomatoes, with its latest season scoring the highest at 92%. The fourth and final season is set to kick off on August 5, so there’s still plenty of time to catch up on the last three seasons in 4K with Stan.
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