Dominic Cooper as Jesse Custer in AMC's "Preacher." (Lewis Jacobs/AMC)

Play for a Preacher pop-up screening

The way I hear it, there are two good places to look for Preacher: on AMC May 22, or in Chicago before then.

Apologies to Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon for butchering Tulip’s line from their popular ’90’s comic book franchise. (The original line is, “The way I hear it, there’s two good places to look for God: in church, or at the bottom of a bottle.”) But AMC has announced a social media campaign that will bring special pop-up screenings of the new TV adaptation “Preacher” to four cities prior to the May 22 TV premiere.

Fans now can post photos, videos or comments on Twitter or Instagram explaining why their hometown deserves an exclusive “Preacher” screening using the hashtag #PreacherFanScreenings.

AMC then will select four cities to host a screening of the series’ pilot episode April 30, May 7, 15 and 21.  Fans can visit for more information.

Adapted for TV by Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg and showrunner Sam Catlin, “Preacher” tells a twisted and darkly comedic supernatural tale about West Texas preacher Jesse Custer (Dominic Cooper), who is inhabited by a mysterious entity that causes him to develop a highly unusual power. Jesse, his badass ex-girlfriend Tulip (Ruth Negga) and an Irish vagabond named Cassidy (Joseph Gilgun) are thrust into a crazy world populated by a cast of characters from Heaven, Hell and everywhere in between.

“Preacher” will premiere at 10/9c May 22 on AMC, following the midseason finale of “Fear the Walking Dead.” Encore presentations of the pilot episode will air AT 9/8C May 29 and new episodes will resume at 9/8c June 5.

AMC has offered up a closer look at Tulip in this video clip.




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