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AMC's Preacher gets late May premiere date

Will follow Fear the Walking Dead

Preacher, the newest show headed to AMC and adapted from Garth Ennis' controversial comic of the same name, finally has a premiere date.

The show will debut May 22, right after the mid-season finale of Fear the Walking Dead, AMC's spinoff of its most popular series, The Walking Dead. The Preacher premiere will repeat over the following Memorial Day weekend, with the second episode of the series airing June 5.

The show follows a preacher named Jesse Custer (played by Dominic Cooper) who's on a cross-country mission to track down a missing God. Custer, who just so happens to be possessed by a creature named Genesis, has superhuman powers that allows him to control the thoughts and actions of those around him. Other characters, including his ex-girlfriend Tulip (Ruth Negga) and an Irish vampire named Cassidy (Joseph Gilgun) will star alongside him and join him from time to time on his journey.

Comedian Seth Rogen and writer Evan Goldberg are on board as executive producers for the series. The first episode will premiere at 10 p.m. ET before sliding into a 9 p.m. ET slot for the remainder of the season.

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