Preacher: Season 1 (2016)


Season 1

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A thrilling celebration of the bizarre, Preacher boasts enough gore, glee, and guile to make this visually stunning adaption a must-see for fans of the comic and newcomers alike.



Critic Ratings: 71


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Air date: May 22, 2016

In the series premiere, Jesse struggles to escape a past that is slowly catching up to him. Meanwhile, a mysterious entity comes to earth, leaving a wave of destruction in its wake.

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Air date: Jun 5, 2016

Jesse tries to be a "good preacher," unaware that a mysterious duo is after him. Meanwhile, the enigmatic Cowboy is introduced.

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Air date: Jun 12, 2016

Jesse explores his newfound power with Cassidy's help. Meanwhile, armed with new information, Tulip tries to convince Jesse to set out for revenge.

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Air date: Jun 19, 2016

Jesse makes Quincannon a bet he can't refuse; and Cassidy works to fend off the angels. Meanwhile, Tulip tries to bring justice to Annville.

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Air date: Jun 26, 2016

After his stunt with Quincannon, Jesse is Annville's newest rock star; and Tulip and Cassidy connect. Meanwhile, the Cowboy makes a tragic decision.

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Air date: Jul 3, 2016

Jesse finally comes face to face with Deblanc and Fiore and learns about the mysterious entity that has taken over his body.

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Air date: Jul 10, 2016

Jesse's actions alienate and endanger those closest to him, as a glimpse into his past reveals the root of all of his guilt.

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Air date: Jul 17, 2016

In a fierce gun battle, Jesse faces off against Quincannon and the Meat Men to protect his church. Meanwhile, Tulip tries to save a friend.

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Air date: Jul 24, 2016

Jesse is on the run, while those around him face life-altering decisions. Meanwhile, the Cowboy returns to Ratwater to exact his revenge.

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Air date: Jul 31, 2016

In the first-season finale, it's the day the entire town has been waiting for, as Jesse tries to follow through on his promise to get answers from Heaven.

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A possessed minister teams up with his ex and a hard-drinking Irish vampire in search of answers in this drama adaptation of the Garth Ennis/Steve Dillon comic-book series of the same name.

Cast & Crew

Lucy Griffiths
Emily Woodrow
W. Earl Brown
Sherriff Hugo Root
Dominic Cooper
Jesse Custer
Ruth Negga
Tulip O'Hare
Anatol Yusef
Ian Colletti
Eugene "Arseface" Root
Derek Wilson
Donnie Schenck
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Critic Reviews for Preacher Season 1

All Critics (71) | Top Critics (25)

Seeing how it all comes out in the bloody wash for now seems like a risk and an adventure worth taking.

May 23, 2016 | Rating: B | Full Review…
Top Critic

Scripture and subtle wit are sprinkled through the outrageous violence and a particularly lovely vocal accompanies a grotesquely violent massacre aboard an airplane. This one will delight a certain narrow audience. You know who you are.

May 20, 2016 | Full Review…

The series echoes Twin Peaks and The X-Files, but it's definitely plowing bizarre new territory, if you want to go there.

May 20, 2016 | Full Review…

Preacher is a dark, funny and strange show, in the best way possible.

May 20, 2016 | Full Review…

It's an unusual piece of work that has real promise, not least of all because it is so unusual.

May 20, 2016 | Full Review…

Preacher, somehow, feels special - even if the people in this world who were familiar with the source material are not mammoth.

May 19, 2016 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

A good show in the making but sadly left me disappointed.

Jul 15, 2020 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

With characters this vivid and as much heart as the show seems to have (wink wink) it should provide some fun hijinks on Sundays for viewers.

Aug 26, 2018 | Full Review…

Despite its violent excesses, Preacher reminds us that although our battle may be against the powers and principalities, the real struggle happens when two or three are gathered.

Aug 21, 2018 | Full Review…

Preacher goes from methodical and expected to being the most gravitating, heart rattling, adrenaline-filled punch in the mouth I've seen from a season premiere in years.

Jun 12, 2018 | Full Review…

This is a good start for Preacher. Now let's see if it can become a great show.

Oct 11, 2017 | Full Review…

Preacher's reconception may have been necessary, but it seemed to have gone too far in a direction opposite the comics.

Aug 14, 2017 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Preacher: Season 1

  • Sep 10, 2020
    really loved it, funny and amazing.
  • Jul 26, 2020
    The problem with season one as fun as it is, it is not Preacher as fans of the comics know it.
  • May 25, 2020
    A lot of fun, and Blasphemies :)
  • Jan 22, 2020
    The first half of this season is amazingly packed with great character development, but in the second half the qaulity dropped significantly. Not to say there weren't good performances in the second half-- there were-- but it felt like 2 episodes being stretched out over the course of 5. The acting was great, the show was well directed, and it just looms better than most AMC shows. Solid watch, but a lackluster ending awaits.
  • Oct 19, 2019
    Season 1 is an interesting start, but unfortunately after the 10 episodes are over, we haven't moved much. It felt very much like if they cut about 20% out of each episode the show would have been much tighter and lost nothing.
  • Sep 03, 2019
    love t his show.. one of the best
  • Jul 19, 2019
    Charmingly strange, with intriguing characters. The plot slows at times, but its never enough to loose you, filled with twists and turns, drama and gore. Definately worth a watch.
  • Jul 08, 2019
    SO VERY glad this show was cancelled!!!!
  • Jun 18, 2019
    Not a graphic novel fan, but this was twisted, disturbing and yet captivating. Highly recommend!
  • May 10, 2019
    A intense, bizarre and thrilling cross-genre ride. You never knew what would happen next. Almost nothing like it on tv. Pleas bring it back!

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