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“Sharply written, brilliantly cast, intense, bloody and often very funny.”
~ Dustin Rowles, UPROXX
From the Team Behind Superbad and This is the End
PREACHER: SEASON ONE
Starring Dominic Cooper, Joseph Gilgun and Ruth Negga
Available on Blu-ray™ and DVD Oct. 4
Featuring Deleted & Extended Scenes, a Gag Reel, and Multiple Featurettes
CULVER CITY, Calif. (July 26, 2016) – Based on the popular 1990s cult comic book series of the same name, the critically-acclaimed PREACHER: SEASON ONE arrives on Blu-ray™ and DVD October 4 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. The darkly comedic, hard-hitting, supernatural thrill-ride follows Texas preacher Jesse Custer (Dominic Cooper, TV’s “Agent Carter,” Captain America: The First Avenger) who, after a supernatural event at his church, is thrust into a crazy world populated by a cast of characters from Heaven, Hell and everywhere in between. Along with his hell-raising ex-girlfriend, Tulip (Ruth Negga, World War Z, TV’s “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”), and Irish vampire Cassidy (Joseph Gilgun, This is England, TV’s “Emmerdale”), Jesse embarks on a wild, dark journey of discovery and revenge unlike any other.
PREACHER: SEASON ONE also stars Lucy Griffiths (TV’s “True Blood”) as Emily, W. Earl Brown (There’s Something About Mary, TV’s “Deadwood”) as Sherriff Hugo Root, Derek Wilson (TV’s “Aquarius,” “Rectify”) as Donnie, Ian Colletti (TV’s “Rake,” Baby Mama) as Arseface, Tom Brooke (Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason, Pirate Radio) as Fiore, Anatol Yusef (TV’s “Boardwalk Empire,” Last Orders) as DeBlanc, and Graham McTavish (TV’s “Outlander”) as The Cowboy. The AMC drama series, produced by Sony Pictures Television, is based on the graphic novels by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon. It was developed for television by Sam Catlin (TV’s “Breaking Bad”), Seth Rogen (Superbad, This is the End, Neighbors), and Evan Goldberg (Superbad, This is the End, Neighbors), who also serve as executive producers along with James Weaver (This is the End, Neighbors), Neal H. Moritz (Furious 7), Ori Marmur (R.I.P.D.), Vivian Cannon (TV’s “The Big C”), Ken F. Levin (The Scribbler) and Jason Netter (Wanted). The season finale will air on July 31. AMC renewed the series for a 13-episode second season slated to air in 2017.
PREACHER: SEASON ONE contains all ten episodes in three-disc Blu-ray™ and DVD sets with deleted and extended scenes and two featurettes. Get an in-depth look at the pilot, with Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg in “The Unfilmable Pilot,” where they discuss the inception of the series and how the pilot struggled for years to be made, and in “The Stunts of Preacher” learn how Stunt Choreographer John Koyama broke down some of the season’s most intense, bloody and complex stunts. Exclusive to the Blu-ray™ is a gag reel and two additional featurettes including “Chainsaw Fight Breakdown,” a look inside the intense chainsaw fight between Cassidy, DeBlanc and Fiore with behind-the-scenes footage of stunt rehearsals and fight choreography, and get to know the comic book favorite character, Saint of Killers, and how he was adapted for the show in “Behind the Killing Machine: Saint of Killers.”
Based on the cult hit comic book series, PREACHER is the edgy story of Jesse Custer (Dominic Cooper), a conflicted preacher in a small Texas town who is inhabited by a mysterious entity that allows him to develop a highly unconventional power. Jesse, along with his fearless sidekicks, Cassidy (Joseph Gilgun), an Irish vampire, and Tulip (Ruth Negga), a trained marksman, embark on a wild, dark journey that is unlike any other.
Blu-ray™ and DVD Special Features include:
§ Deleted & Extended Scenes
§ “The Unfilmable Pilot”
§ “The Stunts of Preacher”
Blu-ray™ Exclusive Special Features include:
§ Gag Reel
§ “Chainsaw Fight Breakdown”
§ “Behind the Killing Machine: Saint of Killers”
Broadcast Year: 2016. PREACHER: SEASON ONE is not rated.