Preacher executive producer Seth Rogen has announced that the upcoming fourth season will be the last for the comic drama.
— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) April 8, 2019
The news comes as AMC is undergoing a period of transition, with the network already set to say goodbye to Into the Badlands and The Son, Humans remaining in limbo (and likely headed for cancellation), and Better Call Saul taking 2019 off. The writing seemed to be on the wall for Preacher given how long it took to be renewed for season four and with AMC having a change at the top of its ranks since that renewal, as well as Rogen’s production company recently moving from Sony (which produces Preacher) to Lionsgate, the news of Preacher‘s demise isn’t terribly surprising.
The only question now is whether those involved with the show knew that season four would be the end before beginning production earlier this year in Australia. If so, season four is bound to be as balls to the wall as ever knowing that it only has these 10 episodes remaining and that it has to give fans an ending that matches the 40 episodes of insanity that led up to that point.
Based on the Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon comic series for Vertigo, Preacher follows West Texas preacher Jesse Custer (Dominic Cooper), his badass ex-girlfriend Tulip (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.
The fourth and final season of Preacher is set to premiere Sunday, August 4th on AMC.