Thankfully, AMC and Sony Pictures Television have announced that they will be producing a television series based on Garth Ennis’ comic book series Preacher, which will be written and executive produced by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg!
Please be for actual real this time! Pretty pretty please!
The series follows Reverend Jesse Custer, a Texas Preacher who is possessed by an otherworldly being named Genesis who has helped to make Custer more powerful than even God himself, who has abandoned heaven. After accidentally killing his followers, Custer sets out to locate God and find out why he has abandoned humanity and make him answer for it.
As the team announced in a statement:
AMC and Sony Pictures Television today announced an agreement to develop Preacher as a dramatic series on AMC. Based on Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon’s twisted 90’s comic book series, the project will be executive produced and written by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg (This is the End). Sam Catlin (“Breaking Bad”) will serve as executive producer and showrunner.
Added Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg of the project:
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!
Chimed in creator Garth Ennis:
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 2-hour movie. 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.
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.
Now all we have to do is get more word on a Locke & Key adaptation and it’ll be the best week in news ever.
(via: The Daily Dead)