Among the many TV shows that are coming, NBC’s Constantine and AMC’s Preacher are the two we’re very excited for. And with people like David S. Goyer (Man of Steel) serving as executive producer on the former and Evan Goldberg attached to the latter series, it’s hard be excited. Both producers have recently revealed details on their respective TV shows, and we have the details on that below.
The pilot episode for Constantine, based on the popular DC Comics character created by Alan Moore (Watchmen), is written and produced by Goyer and Daniel Cerone (Dexter). I Am Rogue had the chance to talk to Goyer and they brought up Constantine. The executive producer gave details on the pilot, announced that Neil Marshall (Doomsday) would direct the first episode, and also revealed what the show will be like. He also confirmed that Matt Ryan will play the lead character, and that the film will be different than the Keanu Reeves film, sticking closer to Moore’s material. The cast will also include Harold Perrineau as Manny, Lucy Griffiths as Liv and Charles Halford as Chas. Check out the video interview below:
In other TV news, Seth Rogen‘s other half Evan Goldberg also spilled some details of his upcoming AMC series Preacher. Goldberg is currently at SXSW, and there, Collider caught up with him to chat about the anticipated TV adaptation of the Garth Ennis comic. Here’s what he said:
“We just had a meeting with AMC and Garth Ennis, who’s the writer, and we all kind of seemed to agree that we’re gonna stay as true to the comic as we can. We need to change some stuff but we’re not gonna change much, I hope. We’re just gonna do a little more of the preamble instead of doing flashbacks and restructure how we dole out the information a little, but we’re gonna [do the] same characters, same story, same ending. We’re gonna try to stick to Preacher as best we can. We’re making it with Sam Catlin who did Breaking Bad, and so he might tell me I’m wrong about all of this and that the real way to do it is different because he’s much smarter and better at all this than I am. But we’re gonna try to stick to what it is as best we can.”
Goldberg also expressed his excitement to make the series, and that he’s glad it’s going to be an AMC TV show.
“We’re beyond excited, we’ve tried to make it for 10 years. The big difference is everyone else tried to make it a movie and it shouldn’t be a movie. It should be an AMC show, that’s the proper way for it to get done… It’s too big; you can’t do that in a movie. It’s just too big. You’ve gotta learn the characters, it’s all about a love triangle and you need to grow with them and see the woman swayed one way or the other, and in a movie you just can’t accomplish all that.”
It looks like Goldberg has a handle on the show and knows where he’s going. We just have to wait and see what he actually comes up with, but based on his track record, we have no real need to worry.
What do you think? Which show are you most excited for?