AMC’s Preacher finally announces a season 3 return date and offers a few first-look images in the process. The new season has been filming for some time without much of an update outside of casting news that promises to bring the L’Angel clan and Allfather D’Aronique to the series, as the new season hints it will take a deep dive into Jesse Custer’s backstory, all while suggesting a supernatural return for Tulip O’Hare, after the events of the season 2 finale.
That finale put the series on a slightly new course, one that saw the main trio of Jesse, Tulip, and Cassidy on the outs with one another after they repeatedly failed to make much in the way of valuable progress with regard to their search for God. It marks a new starting point for Jesse, in a way, after he’d learned the true nature of Herr Starr and the Grail’s plans for the last descendant of Christ. And that starting point will hopefully take viewers back to the start of Jesse’s journey, long before he came into contact with Genesis.
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Along with the premiere date and images, AMC offered up an official synopsis that, although somewhat vague, still conveys the notion that Preacher season 3 will be all about the past. Read the synopsis and take a look at the images below:
“In Season 3, Jesse Custer’s quest for God takes him back to the place he’s been avoiding his whole life: home. Jesse, Tulip, and Cassidy return to Angelville, the Louisiana Plantation where Jesse was raised, and find old grudges and deadly obligations await them. With the help of his friends — and a few enemies — Jesse will need to escape his past… because the future of the world depends on it.”
While two of the images don’t offer much in terms of needing interpretation, as a profile shot of Dominic Cooper isn’t much more than a confirmation Jesse Custer will again have great hair in season 3. Additionally, it’s not much of a surprise to see Pip Torrens as Herr Starr in the midst of a violent shootout with other members of the Grail. The group is essentially a magnet for violence, and given Starr’s proclivity for it, he seems quite at home.
Instead, the image of Ruth Negga as Tulip,looking back at the camera while headed down a treelined path toward a bright light, may be an indication that her journey this season could include a peek at the afterlife. Then again, it might just be a dreamy look at Angelville, with Tulip having been restored to her former self. Whatever it is, viewers will have to wait just a while longer to find out.
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Preacher season 3 premieres Sunday, June 24 @10pm on AMC.