If you may recall, in November of last year, we reported that AMC was developing a pilot for a series adaptation of the classic 1990s graphic novel series Preacher by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon, with rumors that Seth Rogan and Evan Goldberg would pen the script. And today, AMC officially confirmed everything above—and more.
It was announced today that AMC has indeed committed to a Preacher series, with Rogen and Goldberg (This is the End, The Watch, The Green Hornet, Pineapple Express, Superbad) scripting the pilot and serving as executive producers (with Neal Moritz, Vivian Cannon, Ori Marmur, Ken Levin, and Jason Netter also serving as execs), and Breaking Bad’s Sam Catlin will serve as showrunner.
The series will tell the story of Reverend Jesse Custer, “a tough Texas preacher who has lost his faith” and discovers that God has abandoned Heaven and all His deity-related duties. Custer sets himself on a mission to track God down and hold Him accountable, and teams up with a vampire to do so. Meanwhile, a Big Bad named the Saint of Killers hunts Custer on a mission of murder.
It’s a wacky series, but one that lends itself to longform storytelling that an AMC series could provide. And hey, even if it stumbles, it can’t be worse than The Walking Dead adaptation.
What do you think of the Preacher news?