SDCC hosted the Preacher gang in Hall H Friday night for a panel we won’t soon forget. The AMC cult hit has never been a series for the faint of heart, and this panel proves that. Moderator Teri Schwartz picked the brains of creators Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg and Sam Catlin; as well as series stars Dominic Cooper (Jesse), Ruth Negga (Tulip) and Joseph Gilgun (Cassidy). If there’s one out of context phrase from the panel that aptly describes Preacher, it’s this: “Once you go latex dog, you never go back.” Praise be to Rogen for such an apropos response.
Now, the panel was littered with the witticisms of one Joseph Gilgun, who may literally be the physical embodiment of Cassidy. In fact, I don’t have any evidence to support the contrary. The showrunners hired the real Cassidy to portray Cassidy. “Are there really seven thousand people in here? We could really f**k s**t up…let’s all meet in one bar,” Gilgun proclaimed, after discovering just how many people were crammed into Hall H. Gilgun even sent out feelers for all the ladies in the house. “I am available, I’m terribly lonely…I’ve got a push bike,” he revealed. Hear that, gals? Gilgun is on the market.
Next, Rogen gave us a hint for what we can expect for the remainder of Season 3. “There’s a scene where they eat a horse. Which is a weird scene,” he said. Well, we’ve already watched Jesse stuff Cassidy’s broken body and unattached limbs into a cardboard box, so the bar for “weird” isn’t that high. But, is there a line that our Preacher Powers That Be won’t cross? “Having sex with dead things is something we shied away from,” Rogen joked. Duly noted.
Of course, a show that has both Hitler and Satan already pushes the envelope in more ways than one. How does one write for characters like that? “You just go on Twitter. It’s easy,” Rogen quipped.
Ruth Negga also gave us insight into how Tulip feels for both Jesse and Cassidy. “We have that refrain: ’til the end of the world.’ And I believe that Tulip feels that about both Jesse and Cassidy, in different ways,” she explained. Excuse me while I openly weep for the best non-thruple in the world.
Now, I present you with a gift bestowed by Dog Himself – a juicy new trailer for the second half of Season 3. Judging by the trailer, we’re finally going to be introduced to the Allfather (Jonny Coyne). Not to mention, a vampire named Eccarius (Adam Croasdell) will soon cross paths with our Cassidy in New Orleans. More vampires, and ones that possess supernatural abilities at that? Count me in. The trailer also shows Tulip proposing the idea of murdering Marie to a reticent Jesse.
We also see Cassidy and his new vampire gang holding F.J Hoover (Malcolm Barrett) hostage. Herr Starr appears to be up to his old tricks of attempting to hoist Jesse up as the new Messiah, effectively dumping the poor Humperdoo by the wayside. Oh, and what of Eugene and Hitler? Well, the Saint of Killers has been instructed by Satan to capture the aforementioned duo and send them back to Hell. Hitler works at Subway now, so I’m sure SoK will have no problems tracking the Fuhrer down. In my 28 years of living, I never thought I’d type that sentence in an article.
Alright, sinners. Enjoy the Preacher trailer below, and get jazzed up for more Angelville debauchery. Til the end of the world…which may be sooner than we think.
Preacher airs Sundays at 10pm on your AMC affiliate.
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