Preacher to end after four series

The Dominic Cooper drama, based on the cult comic book series, is drawing to a close

Dominic Cooper and Ruth Negga in Preacher

The fourth series of Preacher will be the show’s last, executive producer Seth Rogen has announced.

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The cult TV series, airing on Amazon Prime in the UK, follows Dominic Cooper’s heavy-drinking, chain-smoking preacher Jesse Custer who gains supernatural abilities during a crisis of faith. Setting out on a quest to literally find God, Custer is joined by ex-girlfriend Tulip (Ruth Negga) and vampire pal Cassidy (Joseph Gilgun).

The most recent series of the show saw Satan, Hitler, God and a whole troop of vampires on the loose, mimicking both the horror and the comedic aspects of the Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon’s original series.

Rogen announced the series was coming to an end on his Instagram page, writing, “The fourth and final season of Preacher is coming. It’s been a wild ride. Thank you all.”

Rogen teamed up with Evan Goldberg to create the series, with Sam Catlin acting as showrunner.

The show airs in the States on AMC and, while it was never a huge rating success for the network – failing to match the popularity of fellow comic book adaptation The Walking Dead – Preacher has maintained a loyal cult following.

Speaking to Collider at San Diego’s Comic Con last year, Cooper said it was Preacher’s daredevil nature which made it so popular with its fanbase.

“What I think we’ve been finding out more and more is, it’s never extreme enough. And the further you go with this stuff, the better, the more dangerous, and the more risks you take. Then it’s more funny. Then it’s more shocking,” he said.

“The more we do that, the more successful it is.”

The show’s finale comes after Rogen and Goldberg left Sony TV for a deal at production company Lionsgate.

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Preacher will return for one final slice of carnage and Catholicism on 4th August on AMC, with a UK airdate yet to be announced