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AMC has had one of the most entertaining shows on television for the past couple of years with Preacher. Season 2 came to an end back in September with a bonkers finale that set the stage for an even wilder third season involving Jesse's bizarre family, but there was no word on whether or not that third season would actually happen. Now, more than a month after the Season 2 finale, fans have a big reason to celebrate: Preacher has been renewed for Season 3 on AMC. Executive producer Seth Rogen broke the news via social media:
Seth Rogen posted the renewal news on Twitter, and fans can rest easy knowing that Preacher will be back next year. Unfortunately, the post does not give an exact premiere date, and it's hard to guess based on the first two seasons. Season 1 aired from May to July of 2016, and the second from June to September 2017. There's also no confirmed episode count. Season 1 ran for 10 episodes, and Season 2 ran for 13; hopefully Season 3 will be at least longer than Season 1.
While Preacher has won a following of loyal fans over its first two years on the air, it hasn't been a real ratings juggernaut for AMC. There was no guarantee of a renewal for Season 3 going by the numbers alone. Given the events of the Season 2 finale, I'm guessing that there are a lot of very relieved fans today. If the Season 2 finale had been the series finale, Preacher would have ended on a hell of a cliffhanger.
For one thing, poor Tulip died in the Season 2 finale. Despite her efforts to escape with Cassidy, Tulip was shot dead by Jenny/Featherstone, devastating Cassidy and putting a major rift between him and Jesse. The good news on the Tulip front is that Tulip almost certainly isn't going to stay dead, as Jesse brought Tulip's body (and Cassidy) back to the L'Angell plantation, presumably to be resurrected by Jesse's insane family.
Then, of course, there was Preacher's version of Hitler, who hitched a ride out of Hell with the innocent Eugene and then went rogue as soon as he was free. God kinda sorta made an appearance at the end of the finale, as we saw his hotel room complete with dog costume and beer cans. We saw a bright white light instead of God himself, but it was still pretty close.
You can re-watch (or catch up on) the first season of Preacher streaming on Hulu, although the second season is not yet available. If you're still on the fence about whether or not Hulu is worth the subscription, take a listen to the Hulu-centric episode of The Cord Cutter Podcast. For other fall small screen options, take a look at our fall TV guide.