It’s been a long road to get Preacher in live-action, and at last we know when that road will end. AMC has officially set a May premiere for the Seth Rogen-Evan Goldberg adapted series, serving up a smokey new poster of our new Preacher in action.

Following earlier reports that Preacher would debut in May, AMC has now officially locked down a May 22 premiere, following the midseason finale of Fear The Walking Dead Season 2 at 10:00 P.M. The pilot will also air twice over Memorial Day Weekend on Sunday, May 29 at 9:00 P.M., settling into its regular 9:00 P.M. timeslot the following Sunday of June 5.

The new poster, for your sinful enjoyment:


In addition to Dominic Cooper’s titular role as Jesse Custer, the cast of AMC’s Preacher includes Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. veteran Ruth Negga as Tulip, Misfits star Joseph Gilgun as Irish vampire Cassidy, Ian Colletti as Eugene “Arseface” Root, Jackie Earle Haley as Odin Quincannon, W. Earl Brown as Arseface’s father, Elizabeth Perkins as Vyla Quinncannon, True Blood vamp Lucy Griffiths, along with Jamie Anne Allman and Derek Wilson as Betsy and Donny Schenck.

For those unfamiliar with the 1990s comic series from Garth Ennis and artist Steve Dillon, AMC’s official description of Preacher reads:

Preacher is about Jesse Custer, a conflicted Preacher in a small Texas town who merges with a creature that has escaped from heaven and develops the ability to make anyone do anything he says. Along with his ex-girlfriend, Tulip, and an Irish vampire named Cassidy, the three embark on a journey to literally find God.

The original Preacher had itself been optioned for various adaptations many times over the years, while AMC’s incarnation will deviate from the comic in certain respects. Sam Catlin (Breaking Bad) will serve as executive producer and showrunner for the new series, while fellow producers Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg will direct the pilot episode, having written the script with Catlin.

Well, will the AMC series live up to expectations, now that we have an official May premiere?