SDCC 2019: ‘Preacher’ Premieres Season 4 Trailer
The Preacher team graced Hall H this morning for what might be their last time.
After another successful season, it seems as if AMC is ready to wrap Preacher with Season 4.
Even though it will only run four seasons, the series has been very successful. Adapted by Sam Catlin, Evan Goldberg, and Seth Rogen from the original comic by Garth Ennis, Preacher features Jesse Custer (Dominic Cooper), Tulip (Ruth Negga), Cassidy (Joseph Gilgun), and The Saint of Killers (Graham McTavish). Lucky for Hall H attendees, the entire team was present to talk about the series.
The panel kicked off with the Trailer for Season 4.
Shortly after, Rogen, Cooper, Negga, Mark Harelik (God) and Julie Ann Emery (Lara) took to the stage.
“I know the creators of Game of Thrones didn’t show up to answer questions for their show,” Joked Rogen as he joined the cast, “but feel free to ask me any questions about Game of Thrones and I’ll try to answer them.” Along with some jokes and talks about the team, Rogen noted they knew from the beginning the series would only run four seasons.
“I think people like the show when it’s moving forward fast,” Rogen continued. “Early on we experimented with the pace, but we found that people just liked a sheer mass of insanity. We pushed it crazier and crazier and crazier…there’s a shot of God creating dinosaurs… When my partner Evan sent a note to the VFX crew asking if we could add a butthole to one of the dinosaurs, I knew the show had gone off the rails. And to their credit, they added it.”
The big topic for the cast was the building tension between Jesse, Tulip, and Cassidy. Cooper said that “there’s a lot of ambiguity, jealousy, and panic.”
After some discussion, a clip was shown featuring Jesse kicking the hell out of a room full of guys while a tied-up Cassidy watches. A second clip was shown, this time featuring the Saint of Killers and Arseface (Ian Colletti). They’re ordering food in a diner, and Arseface naturally orders his meal blended. Saint gets mad when he can’t order whiskey, so Arseface orders him a turtle pie instead.
One question was very interesting though, as Rogen was asked if there had been any pushback from AMC on content. He noted that AMC asked them to remove Tom Cruise exploding early in the first season, but they just ignored them and kept it in. Other than that, AMC has been open to their suggestions.
It’s the end of Preacher for AMC, but is it the end of Rogen and Goldberg adapting comic material?
“We’ll keep doing this until they tell us to stop,” Rogen promised. What exactly would that material be? “Marvel and DC seem to have a monopoly on Marvel and DC properties,” Rogen said, “So we’ll make every other comic that we like. We’re doing The Boys and Invincible, and we’ll do every other comic book that you would expect us to do that isn’t owned by Disney.”
“I know what the comics space is like,” Rogen continued. “The fact that no one has assassinated me means that we did a pretty good job. It’s the first show that I produced, the first that I directed, the first comic I really loved, and so it’s crazy that we got to do this.”
Preacher: Season Four arrives on August 4th.
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