Hollywood has it’s phases and right now, without a doubt, that phase is superheroes and comic book characters.
With today’s technology, stories that have already been done can be redone better than ever, allowing for an endless supply of money-making shows and movies to be continuously fed to the public.
AMC will continue to dabble in bringing comics to the small-screen after it was announced that the network has ordered Preacher to pilot.
The series is being developed by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg who also worked with Rogen on Superbad and This Is The End.
Breaking Bad’s Sam Catlin is also on board as the showrunner and writer of the pilot.
“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,” Rogen and Goldberg said in a joint statement.
AMC’s Executive Vice President of original programming, production and digital content, Joel Stillerman, also released a statement about the order of the pilot, stating, “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,” he said.
“Add to that he 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,” he added.
For those not familar with the 1990’s comic, tells the story of a conflicted preacher, Jesse Custer, from a small town in Texas who merges with a creature from heaven which gives him the ability to make people do whatever he wants. He then goes on a mission to find God with his ex-girlfriend Tulip, and an Irish Vampire named Cassidy.
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