AMC orders pilot for Preacher TV series


It’s been reported that Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg were working on adapting the Preacher comic book series from Vertigo to the small screen. The comic book by writer Garth Ennis and artist Steve Dillon featured a preacher with powers searching for God. Now we’re getting one step closer to seeing the show come to life, since AMC has just ordered the pilot, according to Variety.

Sam Catlin has written the script and will be executive producing. Rogen and Goldberg are also executive producing but under the Point Grey banner.

“’Preacher’ has been our favorite comic since it first came out,” said Rogen and Goldberg, who are also attached to direct. “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.”

Preacher features Jesse Custer, a Texas preacher who receives powers to control people after a creature goes inside his body. He is on a journey to search for God and is joined by his ex-girlfriend, Tulip, and an Irish vampire, Cassidy.

“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 executive vice president of original programming, production and digital content. “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.’”

The series is considered for a 2016 release, with the pilot being produced next summer.

It should be interesting once casting rumors and news appear.

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