Preacher Renewed for Season 4 at AMC

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Preacher fans can breathe a huge sigh of relief. 

AMC confirmed Thursday afternoon the hit drama will return to the network for a fourth season, and there's a big twist accompanying the news:

Production on the series is moving down under. By that, we mean the cast and crew are headed to Australia. 

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“’Preacher’ is a show unlike any other on television,” said David Madden, president of programming of entertainment networks for AMC Networks.

“A passionate base of fans found their way to Jesse, Tulip and Cassidy and have followed along with their adventures, at times indescribable adventures, for three seasons."

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"We are thankful to our partners at Sony and to Seth, Evan and Sam for everything they have brought to this series, which we are pleased to renew for a fourth season."

"Like the superfans of Preacher, we can’t wait to see where this journey leads next.”

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Fans have been waiting for word on the show's fate ever since Preacher Season 3 concluded in August. That said, the show turned in diminished ratings with its most recent season. 

It dipped almost 40 percent to a 0.25 rating in the adults 18-49 demo. That's a considerable drop, and likely contributed to the uneasy nights fans faced as they awaited word on the fate of the show. 

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Also not helping matters: Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg left Sony TV behind, and are currently looking for a new pact elsewhere. 

Preacher follows Jesse Custer, a preacher who finds himself possessed by a demonic force and forced to take part in the ultimate battle of good vs. evil. 

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It stars Dominic Cooper, Joseph Gilgun, and Ruth Negga.

AMC has yet to make a decision about the future of Humans which wrapped in the summer. Humans Season 3 averaged just a 0.08 rating in the demo. 

However, it is a co-production with Channel 4. Its future will likely hinge on whether the U.K. broadcast wants to go ahead with future installments. 

Given the long time that has passed, it is likely dead, but time will tell. 

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Remember you can watch Preacher online right here via TV Fanatic. 

Paul Dailly is the Associate Editor for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.

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Preacher Quotes

Violence makes violence makes nothing much at all. That what you want, kid?

Jesse

Something is coming.

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