AMC didn’t need Genesis’ influence to make this decision, with the network announcing on Thursday that Preacher is promoting actor/musician Tyson Ritter to series regular when the series returns later this year for its fourth season. The frontman for The All American Rejects will reprise his dual role of Jesus Christ and modern messiah-wannabe Humperdoo, previously appearing in five episodes in a recurring role.
So what’s ahead for Hump? In season 4, it’s finally His turn to take center stage as God’s Chosen One — and key to His apocalypse. Only one not-so-small problem: after Jesse let loose the “Crisis on Infinite Hemperdoos,” nobody knows where He is. So the race is on — and the apocalypse is off — until this unusual Messiah can be found.
PREACHER is a dramatic thrill ride that follows West Texas preacher Jesse Custer (Dominic Cooper), his badass girlfriend Tulip (Academy Award nominee Ruth Negga) and an Irish vampire named Cassidy (Joseph Gilgun) as they embark on a road trip to find God and are thrust into a twisted battle spanning Heaven, Hell and everywhere in between.
The 10-episode third season follows Jesse’s quest for God which takes him back to the place he’s been avoiding his whole life: home. Jesse, Tulip and Cassidy return to Angelville, the Louisiana Plantation where Jesse was raised, and find old grudges and deadly obligations await them. With the help of his friends — and a few enemies — Jesse will need to escape his past…because the future of the world depends on it.
Based on the DC Comics/Vertigo comic book series from Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon, Preacher follows West Texas preacher Jesse Custer (Dominic Cooper), his badass ex-girlfriend Tulip (Ruth Negga), and an Irish vampire named Cassidy (Joseph Gilgun) as they embark on a road trip to find God and are thrust into a twisted battle spanning Heaven, Hell and everywhere in between. Joining Cooper, Negga, and Gilgun are Ian Coletti, Graham McTavish, Pip Torrens, and Julie Ann Emery.
Preacher is a co-production between Sony Pictures Television and AMC Studios, and developed for television by Rogen, Goldberg, and series showrunner Sam Catlin. Catlin, Rogen, Goldberg and James Weaver executive produce for Point Grey Pictures. Original Film’s Neal H. Moritz and Ori Marmur and Vivian Cannon, Jason Netter, Michael Slovis, Mark McNair, and Ken F. Levin also serve as executive producers.