AMC’s hit series ‘Preacher‘ will end with Season 4. Seth Rogen, who developed and executive produces the series, made the announcement on his Instagram handle. ‘The fourth and final season of Preacher is coming. It’s been a wild ride. Thank you all,’ Rogen wrote. The series, which is based on the graphic novels by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon, follows West Texas preacher Jesse Custer, played by Dominic Cooper.
The plot also has Tulip, played by Ruth Negga, the menacing ex-girlfriend of Custer. Joseph Gilgun plays an Irish vampire named Cassidy in the series. The trio embarks on an adventure in search of God and finds themselves locked in between a deadly war that’s spreading across Heaven, Hell and Earth. In his post, Rogen also revealed that the final season will premiere on August 8.
‘Preacher’ is a co-production venture of Sony and AMC, with Rogen and Evan Goldberg as creators and Sam Catlin as showrunner. Catlin, Rogen, Goldberg, and James Weaver executive produce the series for their banner, Point Grey Pictures. The other executive producers include Neal H. Moritz and Ori Marmur for Original Film and Vivian Cannon, Jason Netter, Michael Slovis, Mark McNair, and Ken F. Levin.
Ian Coletti, Graham McTavish, Pip Torrens, Julie Ann Emery, Malcolm Barrett, Betty Buckley, and Colin Cunningham also star in the series. ‘Preacher’ became a darling of the fans for its variations from the cult comic book original. From sending Arseface to Hell to introducing Adolf Hitler in the series, the makers always caught the viewers’ imagination. The team never forgot to pay the much-deserved tribute to the comic book in so many creative ways. Season 3 finale saw Jesse murder Marie ‘Gran’ma’ L’Angelle, played by Betty Buckley, who took sides with Satan, played by Jason Douglas. She also won over the henchman Jody, played by Jeremy Childs, who killed Jesse’s father, and TC, played by Colin Cunningham.
Tulip, along with the Saint of Killers, played by Graham McTavish, fought neo-Nazis trying to rescue Hitler, played by Noah Taylor. When the battle went out of hand, God, played by Mark Harelik, saved Tulip. But the almighty put forward a condition in front of Tulip. He offered her a last chance to bless her family, only if she stops Jesse from looking for God. Tulip rejected the proposition on the face and found Jesse only to learn that Cassidy has been kidnapped by the Grail and Herr Starr, played by Pip Torrens, plots to kill both Cassidy and Jesse.
After the Saint killed Satan, Hitler has taken over Satan’s position in Hell. Dominic Cooper, Ruth Negga and Joseph Gilgun reportedly reprise their respective roles in the fourth season. Reports also suggest that the returnees include Pip Torrens as Herr Starr, Noah Taylor as Hitler and Julie Ann Emery as Lara Featherstone.
Interestingly, the wrapping up announcement surfaces soon after Rogen and Goldberg signed an ambitious deal with Lionsgate. Their decision to leave Sony behind for Lionsgate is attributed to the details of the deal. Reportedly, Rogen and Goldberg manage to strike a multiplatform production deal with the giant. Lionsgate announced the deal with Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, James Weaver and their Point Grey Pictures (PGP) at its CinemaCon presentation to exhibitors. PGP is the film and television production house with titles like ‘Blockers,’ ‘Neighbors,’ ‘Sausage Party,’ ‘The Night Before,’ ‘This Is the End, the television shows ‘Future Man,’ ‘Black Monday,’ and ‘Preacher.’