Preacher: Season 2 (2017)


Season 2

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Preacher's sophomore season benefits from more focused storytelling, without sacrificing any of its gorgeous, violent, insane fun.



Critic Ratings: 24


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Air date: Jun 19, 2017

In the Season 2 premiere, Jesse, Tulip and Cassidy hit the road in search of God and quickly realize they're being stalked by a killer cowboy from hell.

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Air date: Jun 26, 2017

Jesse, Tulip and Cassidy track down a lead from heaven to find out more about who the cowboy is and why he's trying to kill them.

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Air date: Jul 3, 2017

Jesse, Tulip and Cassidy get a tip that God might be in New Orleans, but Tulip's hiding a secret, and their stop in New Orleans risks exposing her.

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Air date: Jul 10, 2017

Jesse pursues a lead and dives deeper into his search for God with Cassidy; and more about Tulip's secret past is discovered.

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Air date: Jul 17, 2017

After learning about Tulip's secret relationship, Jesse and Tulip's rocky past is revisited, revealing a darker side of Jesse.

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Air date: Jul 24, 2017

When the Saint finally corners the trio, Jesse makes a risky deal with the killer Cowboy. Jesse races against the clock to save Tulip and Cassidy.

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Air date: Jul 31, 2017

Tulip confronts her near-death experience; Denis asks Cassidy for a major favor; and Jesse questions the price he paid to save Tulip and Cassidy.

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Air date: Aug 7, 2017

Jesse investigates a fresh clue about God; Tulip makes friends with a new neighbor; and there's a glimpse into Cassidy's past relationship with Denis.

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Air date: Aug 14, 2017

Jesse gets a much-needed breakthrough in his search for God; Tulip continues to spiral; and Cassidy makes a life-altering decision for Denis.

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Air date: Aug 21, 2017

Jesse connects with an unlikely source and learns more about God's whereabouts; and Tulip can't forgive Jesse when she finds out he's been lying to her.

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The expanded second season, consisting of 13 episodes, is a genre-bending thrill ride that follows West Texas preacher Jesse Custer (Dominic Cooper), his badass ex-girlfriend Tulip (Academy Award® nominee Ruth Negga) and an Irish vampire named Cassidy (Joseph Gilgun) as they embark on a road trip to find God and are thrust into a twisted battle spanning Heaven, Hell and everywhere in between.

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Critic Reviews for Preacher Season 2

All Critics (24) | Top Critics (13)

With Jesse still taking much of the main focus, this newest season of Preacher benefits from his sense of singular purpose.

Jun 21, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review… anarchic blast of violent fun, weird metaphysics and general gonzo goofiness.

Jun 11, 2017 | Full Review…

Preacher never quite creates appointment television with its storytelling. It can be interesting (the second episode Season 2 is the show truly at its best), but it's juggling a lot of elements without moving things forward enough.

Jun 27, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Rogen and Goldberg, who directed the season 2 premiere written by Catlin, continue to imbue the action with enough slapstick to keep viewers from taking almost everything they're seeing too seriously.

Jun 26, 2017 | Full Review…

Preacher just feels slightly... hollow. Style over substance. Sound and fury, signifying nothing much. A noisy, gory, breakneck-paced romp aimed at overgrown teenage geek-boys.

Jun 26, 2017 | Full Review…

Although Preacher does lapse into the occasional dude-bro moment, its sense of humour allows it to carve its own niche, and what an enjoyable niche that is. Let the hunt for God begin.

Jun 26, 2017 | Full Review…

As a show, Preacher feels more vibrant, more energetic, more intense and, frankly, more enjoyable this time out, with the up-and-down nature of the central story dragging you through the wringer just as much as any of its key players.

Nov 22, 2017 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

The second season of Preacher appears to fully deliver on its promise...Rogen and Goldberg have hand-crafted a fresh take on the source material that's as much of a gift to the fans as Ennis' comics.

Jun 23, 2017 | Full Review…

Preacher is extremely violent and often grotesque, but it hits its stride mashing high-brow theology with comic book insanity.

Jun 23, 2017 | Full Review…

Although Preacher Season Two doesn't stick 100 percent to the comics, it draws much more story elements from them than Season One. As a result, the characters are allowed to move in something closer to their natural environment.

Jun 19, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

With a sharp sense of dark humor and a hefty dose of the old ultraviolence, Preacher returns with a hilarious road trip from hell that provides enough world building groundwork for years to come.

Jun 15, 2017 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

More than anything, Season 2 found success playing with the two biggest villains in the comics: the Saint and Herr Starr.

Sep 18, 2017 | Rating: 8.1/10 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Preacher: Season 2

  • Jun 06, 2020
    This season is so amazing. I really love the journey they took Jesse through with Herr Starr. But gotta say the most interesting thing in this season is Eugene's journey through hell. And the Saint of Killers and everything is really good. So excited for season 3 after that ending. The search for God continues.
  • Jan 27, 2020
    This season fixed the very few things wrong with the first season and put it on the best possible track it could. The characters developso naturally and are very well written. Some of the direction her is Marvel's Daredevil levels of good. This season makes the show the best version of itself.
  • Jul 19, 2019
    This season starts of stong, but resolves most of its plot lines half was and never really picks up any new ones. The characters are all likeable still, but most of this season deals with subplots that never really grabbed me, and the main plot is almost forgotten.
  • Apr 25, 2019
    And it just got better!
  • Dec 16, 2018
    Demons, vampires, angels and debauchery. Oh my.
  • Nov 02, 2018
    Despite its fun action sequences, season 2 was very mundane and dragged on far too long for its short season.
  • Sep 27, 2018
    It’s fun too watch but this season has way too many episodes that are just filler. Season 2 was definitely a let down after an good first season.
  • Aug 23, 2018
    Without a doubt, one of the richest sources of ideas for movies and television series is currently graphic novels. The successor to the comic books of our youth, the most significant difference is the price. The 10¢comic book has given way to graphic novels that can readily command prices more than $15. This sizeable increase is not merely a result of inflation. The production quality is significantly high, and the target demographic is no longer primarily pre-teen kids. Graphic novels present stories for a more mature audience including themes and images of violence and sexuality. The basic cable network is no stranger when it comes to adapting mature content from this source. Their flagship drama, ‘The Walking Dead,' has become the de facto standard for bringing the pages of a graphic novel to life on television. Building on this tradition Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen adapted the popular graphic novel from Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon, resulting in the unusual yet highly entertaining juxtaposition of blasphemy, the supernatural and surrealism set in a neo-noir crime thriller. This is an instance where a list of parts would appear to mismatch yet generate a powerful, synergistic intensity hopelessly. The incredible talent guiding both the source material and adaptation makes it possible to place vampires, angles, and mobsters in the same story for a story that will captivate you from the first scene onward. The first season did an excellent job of introducing the characters and establishing the situational ground rules that provided internal consistency. Naturally, this created the perennial sophomore year dilemma. The showrunner must retain the basic elements that lead to the initial success while infusing the second season with enough variation to keep the proceedings fresh. Jesse Custer (Dominic Cooper), is the preach at the All Saints Congregational church in Annville, Texas. The only indication of his vocation is the cleric’s collar on his black shit adorned with silver tips on the shirt’s collar. Jesse is unshaven, usually smoking and cursing and frequently hungover. He inherited the church from his father, and despite is, disreputable appearance truly cares about the physical and spiritual well-being of his congregation. Last season Jesse was infused with a powerful supernatural force, the half-demon, half-angelic creature named Genesis. (. This force imbued Jesse with an incredible ability. He can infuse his voice with an inescapable coercive force. Any command Jesse speaks must be obeyed immediately and, frequently with unexpected results. The most extreme example of this occurred when Jesse was annoyed with a tragically disfigured young man, Eugene Root (Ian Colletti), and told him to "go to hell." That is exactly where he went. Although Jesse had a checked past, he resisted using Genesis for personal gain. The most significant use the power was when he attempted to change the richest man in town, Odin Quincannon (Jackie Earle Haley), from leveling the church. The second season issues where effectively handled when a large methane deposit under the town ignited kicking everyone, besides Jesse, the only two survives was his girlfriend since childhood, Tulip O'Hare (Ruth Negga) and a century-old Irish vampire, Cassidy (Joseph Gilgun). Both actors were previously in one of the best British superpower oriented science fictions show, ‘Misfits.' The bulk of the second season presented a road trip story following the travails of Jesse, Tulip, and Cassidy. Genesis was such a powerful entity that a pair of angels, Fiore (Tom Brooke) and DeBlanc (Anatol Yusef) served as its custodians. They usually manifested a human form typically wearing Stetson hats. When the angels died, they would reappear near their corpse in a new, identical body. Needing help in tracking down Genesis they summon The Saint of Killers (Graham McTavish). He looks like a grizzled old cowboy is an unstoppable agent of death mercilessly killing anyone in his way. He is drawn to Jesse when he uses Genesis and is immune to its effects. While all the this is happening on earth, on heaven God has disappeared, Jesse discovers this after stealing a box containing a direct line to heaven. Jesses undertake a column mission to find God and convince him to return. The only clue he has is a tumor that God enjoys jazz. Their first stop is Las Vegas where they encounter Fiore, no in trouble for his partner’s death, losing the phone to heaven and not recovering Genesis. He is working a stage show where he explodes his ability to regenerate a new body after death. His partner in the act kills Fiore is a gruesome fashion amazing the audience with his reappearance. They find out that the Saint of Killers is aware of when Jesses use the voice and can hone I on his location. While in Las Vegas Jesse and Tulip impulsively decide to get married at one of those cheesy chapels. Some very nasty thugs are after Tulip, but she manages to kill one. This event prompts them to travel to the source of her issues. Conveniently, the destination is New Orleans, one of the best places on earth for jazz. This season efficiently takes advantage of the road trip format. The characters can be placed in numerous strange circumstances while encountering extremely unusual characters. The secondary advantage of this means to relate a story is the amount of time the group remains in any location just long enough to satisfy the purpose of the storyline. An example of this is found very early in the season while Jesse is walking around the city searching for God. One of the tips he receives takes him to a seedy bar where he is led into a small room. There is a person purported to be God dressed in a dog costume engaged in a sexual act with some woman. Back when Jesse tried to contact God in heaven using the angelic device God’ appeared with a very bizarre message for him faithful in attendance. It turns out that this was an elaborate hoax to conceal the truth that God has left. Cassidy recognizes the actor portraying God in a local commercial and can track him down through his agent. The surrealism is not confined to the main characters searching the earth for God. Some of the most unreal and interesting, threads in the overall story occur when the focus shifts to Eugene and his experiences in hell. Hell consists of hallways full of doors, behind each door is a room with a type of projector mounted in the ceiling. The occupant of the room is forced to relive the worse moment of their lives continually. Typically, this is a point in their lives where a choice decided with extremely bad consequences. For Eugene, it was the day that he visited his girlfriend in her bedroom. Their relationship was not approved of by the parents, so they felt the only recourse was a murder/suicide pact. The weapon of convenience was a shotgun but before the pact could be fulfilled the girl hesitated. In confusion, the shotgun discharges cause irreparable brain damage to the girl and destroying Eugene’s face leaving him with a puckered face necessitating food be consumed through a straw. The wrinkled, puckered appearance was the origin of his nickname, Arseface. Eugene becomes locked out of his room. When a signal to clear the hallway is given, Eugene is offered shelter in his neighbor’s room. That neighbor was none other than Adolf Hitler (Noah Taylor). His specific hell was reliving the moment his dreams of attending art school was crushed, his rejection from art school was the decision of the director, a Jew. The series was deliciously strange during the first season, but now that the audience has been inculcated as to the of the characters and the circumstances, the writers were free to allow their imagination to explore the dark recesses of their minds. The themes probe deeply into the existential offering darkness to the series that is amazingly compelling, captivating the audience demanding your full attention. In the same fashion as an expertly drawn and written graphic novel practically present fails to contribute to the depth, intensity and artistic craftsmanship of the narrative. This show could not be fully appreciated or understood under the old broadcast paradigm. That restriction of a single viewing is insufficient to experience the full measure of the narrative and character development. A series such as this demands repeated viewings to catch the details and subtle nuances infused in every frame. AMC has once again redefined the television experience with deeply involved, mature content that is riveting entertainment.
  • Jul 06, 2018
    Really a tough call. For starters, I was a huge fan of season 1. Season 2 started off super promising - introducing new concepts and characters. I think I was 100% on board till episode 9 ... episodes 10-13 really blur together and felt incredibly lackluster. Partially in script - but mostly in production (ie, I think they ran out of money). But I'm excited for season 3! I definitely thinks its worth pushing through. Maybe just skip episodes 10-12, and watch the finale.
  • Feb 04, 2018
    Tales from hell and earth! SEASON 02: It was like last week I saw season 1, good to see the proceeding. Yeah, the story moves on, but it was totally different than the first. The initial setup was a road trip, then in the middle of the season, it settled down where the remaining story took place. After knowing the god is missing, Jesse the preacher along with his two friends embark to find him in various places. They come close yet unreachable. Besides, they go through a lot. A lot of obstacles, particularly the Saint of Killers was the most interesting aspect. Then there's an old man who adds the other interesting fact. Don't believe how he had ended, because they did not show that shot properly. So expect a surprise in the follow up. On the other side of the tale, there's hell. Eugene, who has been stuck in the hell reveals his side of the struggle. He meets the most recognised historical figure. I mean in the hell, who could be it. I thought this perspective was unnecessary, but it made sense as the overall season was unfolded, Especially when it had ended, it left a big clue what might come in the next season. That would be a great clash, can't wait for it. On paper, this season's basic plot seems silly, but they have turned it awesomely. Not as good as the first, yet still enjoyable. There were many surprises, that keeps the viewers hooked, episode after episode. Those who like Tulip might not be happy how the season had ended, particularly for her, but who know what might come in the next. So finger crossed and looking forward to it. 7/10

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