Jesse Custer may not be a very good preacher, or even a very good person, but for the past several weeks he’s been one hell of a reason to look forward to Sundays. And AMC wants to make sure you keep coming back to that little church in Annville. As Preacher passes the halfway mark of its first season, AMC has renewed it for an expanded second season, to consist of 13 episodes. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, April 12th, 2016 by Angie Han
AMC’s Preacher earned some great buzz at this year’s SXSW, but those of us who weren’t lucky enough to attend the world premiere of that pilot still have weeks to go before we find out how exactly Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, and Sam Catlin‘s vision of Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon‘s beloved comic series turned out. Thankfully, AMC knows we’re hungry and has decided to throw us a bone.
A Preacher sneak peek offers a better look at Ruth Negga‘s Tulip, and more specifically at what a badass she is. She may not have the supernatural gifts of her ex-boyfriend Jesse Custer (Dominic Cooper) or the bloodsucking proclivities of her their pal Cassidy (Joseph Gilgun), but she’s got a fighting spirit that’s all her own. Check out the clip below. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, March 16th, 2016 by Angie Han
One of this year’s most anticipated screenings at the SXSW Film Festival wasn’t for a film at all, but for a show. AMC brought the very first episode of its long-developing Preacher adaptation to the event, much to the anxious anticipation of the source material’s many fans.
Based on the graphic novel by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon, Preacher follows, well, a preacher, who finds himself in possession of a very unusual power. He sets out on a quest to confront God, and along the way joins up with a former flame, Tulip (Ruth Negga), and an Irish vampire, Cassyidy (Joseph Gilgun). And by all accounts, the story is even stranger than that description makes it sound.
Show creators Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, and Sam Catlin (the latter of whom will also serve as showrunner) have been very upfront about the fact that their series would not be a letter-for-letter, panel-for-panel adaptation of the source material. And Ennis, for what it’s worth, doesn’t seem to mind one bit. So the real question here is how capably they’ll have captured the spirit of the novel. We’ve rounded up some of the Preacher reviews after the jump.
Posted on Friday, February 12th, 2016 by Angie Han
If AMC puts out a show and Chris Hardwick isn’t there to talk about it with a bunch of celebrities immediately afterward, did it ever really air at all? Increasingly, the answer seems to be no. Following the success of Talking Dead and Talking Bad — Hardwick’s live talk shows about The Walking Dead and Breaking Bad — AMC has announced it’s launching Talking Saul. The first episode will air right after Better Call Saul‘s season 2 premiere on Monday. Read More »
Posted on Friday, January 8th, 2016 by Angie Han
With exactly one month to go until its return, Better Call Saul has finally, at long last, released the first bit of new footage from season 2. Jimmy McGill is still Jimmy McGill at this point, not Saul Goodman, but you can see a bit of good old Slippin’ Jimmy slipping out. And no wonder, given what we saw of his life last season. Watch the first Better Call Saul season 2 footage after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Monday, January 4th, 2016 by Angie Han
Better Call Saul may have Breaking Bad to thank for its initial wave of hype, but it was Better Call Saul‘s own achievements that won over the critics, and kept audiences coming back week after week. It didn’t take long for the spinoff series to establish itself as a worthwhile drama in its own right, with its own pitch-black sense of humor, painful emotional truths, and fully broken-in universe.
Not that there was ever much doubt, on AMC’s part anyway. The network renewed Better Call Saul for a second season months before the first season even premiered, and now we’re just a few short weeks away from reuniting with the future Saul Goodman (played by Bob Odenkirk). A new piece of Better Call Saul season 2 key art offers a (mostly metaphorical) trials to come for poor Jimmy in the coming season. Check it out after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, November 17th, 2015 by Angie Han
Jimmy McGill’s hilarious, heartbreaking transformation into Saul Goodman will resume this winter. AMC has set a date for the second season opening of Better Call Saul, and revealed a couple new images from the season to go along with it. Get all the Better Call Saul Season 2 premiere date details, and soak in the two brand-new photos, after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, November 12th, 2015 by Angie Han
As with any adaptation, AMC’s Preacher has come under close scrutiny from devoted fans of the source material. The first trailer attracted a lot of attention, both from the Preacher faithful and from curious newbies, but as usual there was plenty of grumbling that it just didn’t look close enough to the comic book that inspired it.
One person who doesn’t really seem to mind, though, is Garth Ennis. The writer behind the original comics says he’s “delighted” with the new trailer, and claims the pilot, which he’s already seen, is “excellent.” Read the Garth Ennis Preacher trailer comments after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, November 10th, 2015 by Angie Han
Over the past decade, AMC has served up shows about ad men, androids, drug kingpins, computer engineeers, Revolutionary War spies, and cops of all stripes. But no subject has been more reliable for them than zombies. The Walking Dead remains a juggernaut for the network, no matter how cranky viewers get about certain unresolved cliffhangers. So much so that it’s spawned not one but two successful spinoff series, Talking Dead and Fear the Walking Dead.
In that light, it’s no wonder AMC seems as hungry for stories about the undead as the undead are for brains. According to a new report, the network’s next venture into zombie territory will be Empire of the Dead, based on a Marvel comic written by the godfather of the zombies himself, George A. Romero. More about the possible Empire of the Dead TV show after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Friday, November 6th, 2015 by Angie Han
Better Call Saul might not be Breaking Bad-level dark, but it’s still not what you’d call a lighthearted comedy. The show breaks down, step by step, how Jimmy McGill, a born con artist trying desperately to go straight, transforms into Saul Goodman, the conscience-free “criminal lawyer” we met in Breaking Bad. It’s funny, sure, but it’s often sad and occasionally downright heart-wrenching.
And it looks like that blend of comedy and tragedy will continue next year, based on the first two teasers for Better Call Saul Season 2. The atmosphere on set, however, looks less “Greek tragedy” than “workplace sitcom,” as seen in a Better Call Saul gag reel. (Nothing breaks the tension quite like a prop that won’t stay put, or in the case of a certain dollar bill, a prop that stubbornly insists on staying put when it’s not supposed to.) Watch the Better Call Saul Season 2 teaser and Season 1 gag reel after the jump. Read More »