“Preacher” is running out of things to say.
Executive producer Seth Rogan announced on Twitter that the AMC series will conclude with its fourth season, which will premiere on August 4. This news comes not long after the November announcement that the series had been renewed for the season in question, after a drawn-out negotiation. The final 10 episodes will be filmed in Australia.
Just four days ago, it was announced that Rogan and fellow producer Evan Goldberg had signed a colossal deal with Lionsgate Studios for their film production company Point Grey Pictures. The arrangement will include content across multiple platforms, including the upcoming comedy “Long Shot.”
“Preacher” is based on a Vertigo comic by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon, and follows a preacher (Dominic Cooper) on the hunt for God, whom he learns has abdicated his duties. Along the way, he encounters both figures from his past like Tulip O’Hare (Ruth Negga) and a host of quirky eccentrics like Irish vampire Cassidy (Joseph Gilgun).
The show is far from AMC’s largest series, especially in the company of ratings juggernauts like “The Walking Dead” or critical darlings like “Better Call Saul.” However, it has developed a devoted, consistent fan base, with each episode tending to average around a 0.3 rating in adults 18-49. On the other hand, “Preacher” never reached far beyond its niche audience, and never drew the kind of awards that many of its underwetched contemporaries have.
Following this news, AMC’s new lineup will include “Better Call Saul,” “NOS4A2,” “Lodge 49,” “McMafia,” “Dispatches From Elsewhere,” “The Walking Dead” and two spin-off series. “Preacher” also joins fellow recent cancellations “The Son” and “Into the Badlands.”