God may pay for his crimes yet! AMC officially ordered Preacher season 4 after spending quite some time deliberating the idea last year, and it’s now been confirmed that season 4 will be Custer’s last stand – this will be the final season of the show.

Production moved to Australia for season 4, as reported by TVLine. The original comic series by Garth Ennis remained in the United States (and other various heavenly and hellish realms) for the duration of its run so it’s unlikely that Preacher will go The Leftovers’ season 3 route and actually be set in Australia. It’s more likely that Australia has some nice tax credits and is versatile enough geographically to resemble parts of the United States. 

Here’s what we know about season 4 so far…

Preacher season 4 promo images

Here are the first pics from season 4, where it looks like Cassidy’s having a bad old time of it in captivity:

Preacher season 4 release date

Preacher‘s executive producer Seth Rogen announced that season 4 would end the series over on his Twitter account, in a video which also revealed a release date – 4th August. Amazon Prime Video UK will continue to make the episodes available here within 24 hours of them airing stateside.

Preacher season 4 cast

Dominic Cooper, Ruth Negga, and Joseph Gilgun will all return for the final season.

Preacher season 4 plot

AMC clearly loves its comic book adaptations and has all but declared that its flagship property, The Walking Dead, will last forever. Unfortunately, Preacher doesn’t have the same future.

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AMC’s hesitance to pull the cord on a fourth season of Preacher likely had a lot to do with the show’s performance. Preacher is generally well regarded by critics but seen as far inferior to its Garth Ennis comic source material. The show also isn’t necessarily a ratings juggernaut by any means, averaging around a million viewers per episode. That’s certainly not awful for a cable show but maybe AMC has gotten spoiled with The Walking Dead‘s massive ratings.

When Preacher season 4 arrives there are still plenty of foes for Jesse, Tulip, and Cassidy to confront. Angelville and the L’Angelles will be in the rearview but Herr Starr and the Grail are still out there. As is The Saint of Killers, who is emboldened after killing Satan for funsies and his heading back to Earth to find Jesse with Eugene in tow.

Preacher is a show unlike any other on television. A passionate base of fans found their way to Jesse, Tulip and Cassidy and have followed along with their adventures, at times indescribable adventures, for three seasons,” David Madden, president of programming for AMC Networks, said in a statement. “We are thankful to our partners at Sony and to Seth, Evan and Sam for everything they have brought to this series, which we are pleased to renew for a fourth season. Like the superfans of Preacher, we can’t wait to see where this journey leads next.”

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