One of the most impressive small screen efforts of recent years has been AMC’s take on the iconic Preacher. And now, the show has announced several new additions who’ll be joining the show for its upcoming third season.
As announced by AMC themselves, Supergirl’s Betty Buckley will be playing Gran’ma, Blood Drive’s Colin Cunningham will be playing TC, The Last Castle’s Jeremy Childs will be playing Jody, and Star’s Liz McGeever will be playing Christina.
The official breakdown for these characters reads:
- Gran’ma – A spiritist with true powers who can cast spells and even bring back the dead (for a price). Pay the fee or pay with your soul to feed Gran’ma’s thirst for eternal youth. She is weathered, tough, and mena, but also intelligent beyond measure. She’s Jesse’s only living family and she loves him.
- TC – A man born on the bayou and the loyal caretaker and soldier for Gran’ma. Weasley and wiry, he’ll gladly tell you about his perversions whether you ask him or not. While he seems like the friendliest guy you’ll ever meet, don’t make the mistake of turning your back on him.
- Jody – Massive and intimidating, Jody emanates danger. He’s the enforcer for Gran’ma and the only man Jesse’s never beaten in a fight. He’s nobody’s fool, and not someone to cross.
- Christina – Capable and efficient, Christina has a face that lures customers in for her family business. Christina hides it well, but she hates her job and has dreams and aspiration outside of her current life – but suffers to protect her child.
The early blurb on Season 3 of Preacher reads:
Based on the popular cult comic book franchise of the same name, Preacher is a supernatural and darkly comedic drama that follows a Texas preacher named Jesse Custer, who is inhabited by a mysterious entity called Genesis that gives him the power to make people do whatever he commands. After Jesse accidentally discovered that God is absent from Heaven, Jesse, his girlfriend Tulip and their vampire associate Cassidy set out on a road trip to find Him, all while being hunted by the Saint of Killers, an unstoppable, mythical killer from Hell. The trio’s pursuit led them to New Orleans, where they dodged local gangsters, dangerous agents, and other unimaginable mayhem on their way to uncovering an even bigger secret. Now, with Tulip’s life and Cassidy’s friendship in the balance, Jesse must rely on a mysterious figure from his past in order to save his friends and continue on with his mission.
Preacher returns to screens later this year.