It looks like AMC’s Preacher is doing well as the show is already green-lit for a second season. For those who haven’t seen, nor heard of the show, it’s a supernatural and dark comedy/drama following Texas preacher Jesse Custer. Played by Dominic Cooper, the preacher is inhabited by Genesis, a mysterious alien being that gives Custer the ability to command people however he likes.
According to the stats from Nielsen, the show is doing well. The show, co-produced by Sony Pictures Television and AMC Studios, is the No. 2 new series on cable this year among adults 18-49 and 25-54. Not only that, but the show is averaging 3.3 million viewers per episode. Of those 3.3 million,1.9 million came from the adults 25-54 category.
AMC’s Preacher won’t be coming back as is, though. AMC has decided to give it an expanded 13-episode season when it comes back in 2017. Charlie Collier, president of AMC, SundanceTV, and AMC Studios, is looking forward to the sophomore season.
“‘Preacher’ is a special television program and we’re eager to share with fans the rest of this wild first season and, now, an expanded second season,” he said. “What Sam, Seth, Evan and the entire creative team have achieved in bringing Garth Ennis’ graphic novel to the screen is extraordinary. We look forward to more time with these unforgettable characters be it in Heaven, Hell, Texas or beyond.”
The show has been met with mostly positive reviews from critics, though viewers have found the show’s speed to be inconsistent on occasion. That said, the show has an 87 percent viewer rating with an average episode rating of 89 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. If you have yet to see AMC’s Preacher, it’s available to stream on the network’s website.
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