It has been in the works for months, but AMC has officially announced that they have ordered the pilot episode to the television adaption of “Preacher!” The adaptation is coming from This Is The End writers/directors Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg.
“Preacher” was released in the 90’s by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon. It follows a conflicted preacher named Jesse Custer in a small Texas town who becomes accidentally possessed by a supernatural force, which makes Custer a powerful being driven by a strong sense of right and wrong. Along with his ex-girlfriend and a cantankerous Irish vampire, he embarks on a journey to find God and discover his new powers.
The series was developed for TV by Rogen and Goldberg, who will direct the pilot, and Sam Catlin of Breaking Bad, who penned the script for the pilot and will serve as a showrunner.
In a statement, Rogen and Goldberg said that “Preacher has been our favorite comic since it first came out. Garth Ennis is one of our idols and it’s an incredible honor to be working on this. We promise we won’t make too many dick jokes and ruin it.”
AMC rep said in a statement,
“Every once in a while you find a project where all the elements line up beautifully. With Preacher, it starts with a bold, compelling, and thought-provoking comic book series from Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon and a whole lot of fans who already know Jesse Custer, Cassidy and Tulip. Add to that the passionate and talented Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg and Sam Catlin, an incredible producing team in Neal Moritz, the Original Film team and our good friends at Sony Pictures Television, and we have everything we need to be VERY excited to move forward on Preacher.” Consider us officially excited!
There is no word yet on who they are eyeing to star in the series.