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AMC’s Preacher renewed for second season

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Will have a 13-episode season

Preacher - Jesse Custer

Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s TV adaptation of Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon’s controversial comic, Preacher, has been renewed for an expanded second season.

AMC announced today that the show’s second season would receive 13 episodes, on par with the network’s other dramatic series, and air sometime in 2017. AMC did not specify if Preacher’s second season would return for the spring/summer season or move down to the fall. According to AMC, the show is the second most popular new show on cable this year among adults 18-44 and averages about 3.3 million viewers an episode.

Preacher follows a young pastor named Jesse Custer who becomes semi-possessed by a strange entity called Genesis, which gives him the power to control the minds and actions of anyone he wishes. On his journey to rid himself of the demon, he’s joined by his ex-girlfriend Tulip and an Irish vampire named Cassidy, learning more about his past and the monster inside of him as he drives through America.

To celebrate the renewal, AMC is airing a marathon of the first five episodes of the season June 30 starting at 9 p.m. ET, with the sixth episode airing in its usual time slot at 9 p.m. ET on Sunday, July 3.