Tulip O'Hare - "Preacher"
Tulip O’Hare – “Preacher”

AMC has released the first five minutes of the highly anticipated “Preacher” pilot episode in advance of the May 22 launch.

Premiering this Sunday at 10 p.m. ET/PT, “Preacher” is a supernatural, twisted and darkly comedic drama that follows a West Texas preacher named Jesse Custer, who is inhabited by a mysterious entity that causes him to develop a highly unusual power.

Jesse, his badass ex-girlfriend Tulip and an Irish vagabond named Cassidy come together, and when they do, they are thrust into a crazy world populated by a cast of characters from Heaven, Hell and everywhere in between.

The series stars Dominic Cooper as Jesse Custer, Joseph Gilgun as Cassidy, Ruth Negga as Tulip, Lucy Griffiths as Emily, W. Earl Brown as Sherriff Root, Anatol Yusef as DeBlanc, Tom Brooke as Fiore, Derek Wilson as Donnie Schenck and Ian Colletti as Eugene/Arseface.

In the first clip below, watch Ruth Negga in action, fighting off some bad guy in the back seat of a fast-moving car, through a cornfield. And in the second, watch the pilot episode’s first 4 minutes.