'Preacher' season 2 release date, spoilers: upcoming season promises new characters and possibly a new enemy

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It’s very rare for shows on television to dare kill off many of their characters all at the same time and in the very first season, and that is what AMC’s “Preacher” just did during the season 1 finale. In the final episode, preacher Jesse Custer (Dominic Cooper), together with his people, realized that God is on a hiatus, eventually causing the entire population of Annville, Texas to be wiped off the face of the earth.

Now that’s how to create an intriguing finale; the only problem is how will the second season go with all those characters gone? Well, it looks like the series creator isn’t really that concerned. In fact, Sam Catlin, who is the show’s executive producer, revealed via Deadline that although a handful of people are gone, there will be better characters to be introduced in the second season. To be more specific, Emily (Lucy Griffiths) and Odin Quinncannon (Jackie Earle Haley) are no longer coming back.

In the same interview, Catlin also said that the focus of the first season was the main character’s relationship with God and that the upcoming season will be more about Jesse’s new mission. And along the way, he will not only meet new people but will also be stumbling upon a new enemy.

A recent report said that the new enemy was actually introduced in the third episode of the previous season, where it appeared to be dressed in white and is likely to be named “Herr Starr,” according to the original comic book series by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon, of which the series is actually based on. Furthermore, the report also mentioned that aside from Herr Starr, Jesse will also be fighting an evil group called the “Grail” in the second season.

Season 2 of “Preacher” makes its return to AMC next year.