Hi everyone, Bryan Here….
Here is another step in the right direction to finally get one of the best comic books ever put on television. The 1990’s comic book ‘Preacher‘ by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon was picked up by the popular network AMC (‘Breaking Bad‘, ‘Walking Dead‘, ‘Mad Men‘). We have also reported that Seth Rogen and his writing partner Evan Goldberg were attached to produce and write the script for this new television series. Well, good news has come. AMC has greenlit and ordered a pilot episode of ‘Preacher‘.
Now what does this mean This means that Goldberg and Rogen will get to produce the first episode with a big budget and all the works. Most likely, after the pilot is seen by execs and test audiences, they will order it to series, and AMC will no doubt order a 13 episode first season. We know that Rogen and Goldberg will direct the pilot episode and Sam Catlin (producer of ‘Breaking Bad‘), will serve as showrunner. Rogen and Goldberg said, “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.”
I completely agree with that. ‘Preacher‘ centers on a man named Jesse Custer, who is a whiskey drinking and bank robbing preacher in Texas. He merges with some entity from heaven that gives him the power to make anyone do what he says. He, along with his girlfriend Tulip, and an Irish vampire named Cassidy, the three journey to literally find and destroy God.
“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,” said Joel Stillerman, AMC’s EVP of original programming. “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.’”
I’ve been looking forward to this for a long time. HBO wanted to make this into a series about a decade ago, and before they finished the pilot episode, things fell apart, and it was scrapped. Then the director of ‘American Beauty‘ Sam Mendes wanted to direct a feature film based on the book, but that fell through as well. Maybe AMC has their ducks in a row, and this awesome series will get made.
I can’t wait.
Here is our interview Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg.