Word broke yesterday afternoon that AMC’s supernatural series Preacher, based on DC Vertigo comic created by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon, has been renewed for a third season. The announcement came in the form of a short tweet from showrunner Seth Rogen:
— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) October 26, 2017
The renewal does not come as a huge surprise, though Preacher‘s numbers were down 36% from its first season this past Summer. But it is still doing okay for a cable show these days and it did see decent gains from delayed viewing (more important to the cable channels than the broadcast nets), and it also stirred up some activity on the social networks. In addition, the show has been pretty well received across its two seasons so far. There are no specifics on the show’s return at this point beyond the fact that it will be back at some point in 2018.
Preacher follows a man who has been inhabited be a mysterious entity that allows him to command others to his will, and these powers have drawn the attention of both Heaven and Hell. The show stars Dominic Cooper, Joseph Gilgun, Ruth Negga, Lucy Griffiths, and W. Earl Brown.
There are still several Summer shows that are waiting for renewal/cancellation announcements and we have already heard word on one of the Fall shows. Be sure to stay tuned to this site and the Cancelled Sci Fi Twitter Site for updates and breaking news.