Preacher is one of my favorite comic book series of all time. The story that Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon crafted is a piece of absolute brilliance and I implore you to read it before you watch the show that’s developed for AMC. Yes, I wrote that. After thinking it was never going to happen, Preacher is FINALLY seeing it’s way on to the small screen!
The series will be developed by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg (Superbad), with Breaking Bad’s Sam Catlin serving as the show runner. It will be a collaboration between AMC and Goldberg and Rogen’s own production company, Point Grey Pictures.
Garth Ennis is very excited to see his creation find a home, and he had some words to say below:
“Steve Dillon and I are very happy to see Preacher being developed for TV, which seems a much more natural home for the story than a two-hour movie,” Ennis said in a lengthy statement released today. “Between them, Sony TV and AMC have brought viewers two of my favorite shows with Breaking Bad and Mad Men, and it’s exactly that kind of creative commitment and courage that Preacher needs. Obviously it’s taken a while, but Ken Levin along with Neal Moritz and his team refused to give up, long after the point when I myself grew skeptical, and their unrelenting enthusiasm for the project has gotten us where we need to be. I’m particularly impressed that Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg and Sam Catlin understand Preacher fully — meaning they get it for what it is, not some vague approximation. All in all, it looks like Preacher can now be brought to TV in a way that I’d previously not have thought possible, and I very much appreciate that Steve and I have been included in the conversation in the way that we have.”
Preacher follows Rev. Jesse Custard, who decides to track down God for shirking on his duties as the Allmighty. He does this alongside his girlfriend and best friend, whose happens to be a vampire. Sound a little weird? Well, it is, very much so; which makes it all the more better to check out.
“This is amazing! We’ve tried for seven years to work on Preacher and we’re so psyched AMC is finally letting us. It is our favorite comic of all time, and we’re going to do everything we can to do it right. Humperdoo!” Rogen and Goldberg said in a joint statement.