EXCLUSIVE Trailer for This Sunday’s Preacher
Have you been following AMC’s Preacher? The cult-classic comic has made a big splash on the small screen, taking Garth Ennis’ mad vision of a Texas holy man and getting it right.
The GCE has an exclusive, never before seen preview for this Sunday’s episode, “Sundowner.”
Here’s the description for this Sunday’s Episode: Jesse finally comes face to face with Deblanc and Fiore, and learns about the mysterious entity that has taken over his body.
(Have you missed an episode or two? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. We’ve got reviews for the Pilot, Episode 1, Episode 2, Episode 3, and Episode 4). AMC is also running a catch up marathon TONIGHT starting at 9:00 pm and running through 2:35 am Friday morning to get you ready for “Sundowner,” Sunday at 9.
Despite the episode description, the trailer is all about Ian Coletti’s Eugene; who I have to say is absolutely fantastic. It’s one thing to wear makeup that takes a long time to put on (like Jennifer Lawrence’s blue body paint in X-Men) but it’s quite another to be physically limited by a prosthetic; and on his mouth, no less! His eyes are like magic, fueled with compassion; he steals almost every scene with his genuine warmth and absolute generosity.
Every time he comes on the screen, I just want to reach out and grab his shoulder and tell him everything is going to be okay.
Anyway, we don’t know where the boys in the trailer are taking Eugene. It’s easy to assume they’re taking him into the tunnel to tease him or hurt him in some way, but perhaps despite the cynical world Eugene lives in, not everyone is as cynical as I am. For Eugene’s sake…that’s what I hope.
I actually think the most interesting part of the trailer is stylistic.
When Eugene breaks through the fence, and gradually walks down the ditch toward the pipe, he’s bathed in sunlight.
As he descends toward the pipe he’s gradually enveloped by shadow and his fear grows noticeably…until he loses the light completely and is swallowed whole by the darkness.
That’s really the show in a nutshell: people standing in the light, but gradually being consumed by darkness.
We see it in the Cowboy, when he grabs his weapons, likely to pacify Ratwater; we see it in Jesse as he strives to be a better man, but uses his power as an easy solution to solving his problems; we see it in Deblanc and Fiore, literally falling from Heaven to hide a mistake.
The only question that remains from the trailer is this: will Eugene be able to fend off the dark and step back into the light?
Find out on Sunday at 9, only on AMC! Preacher has also been renewed for season 2! Get the details here.