Confirmed: AMC Adapting Controversial Preacher Comic Book Series; Seth Rogen to Serve as EP

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Preacher TV SeriesIt’s official: AMC is developing a drama-series adaptation of Preacher, the DC/Vertigo comic book series by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon.

Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg will serve as EPs on the project, which has been eyed multiple times in the past for small- and big-screen adaptations, including at HBO, which ultimately passed on the project in 2008 because, according to screenwriter Mark Steven Johnson, “it was just too dark and too violent and too controversial.”

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“We’ve tried for seven years to work on Preacher and we’re so psyched AMC is finally letting us,” said Rogen and Goldberg in a statement. “It is our favorite comic of all time, and we’re going to do everything we can to do it right. Humperdoo!”

Preacher follows Reverend Jesse Custer, a small-town Texas minister on the verge of losing his faith when he merges with a spiritual force called Genesis — making him more mighty than the Almighty. Able to command the obedience of those who hear his words and joined by his gun-toting girlfriend Tulip and the hard-drinking Irish vampire Cassidy, Custer begins a violent journey across the country in search of answers from a disenfranchised God.

Rumors of a possible Preacher TV series surfaced back in November.

Are you excited to see a cable-TV take on Preacher? Or is the subject matter too hot to handle uncensored?



Comments (24)

  • This is freaking FANTASTIC! Do yourselves a favour and go read Preacher. It’s that good!

    Comment by Dan – February 6, 2014 11:52 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I look forward to Jay Baruchel’s take on the lead role.

    Comment by Joel – February 6, 2014 11:52 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m all in.

    Comment by Steve – February 6, 2014 11:59 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I joke about Seth and Evan’s involvement, but I’m actually very excited about this.

    Comment by jmble – February 6, 2014 12:01 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yay donatella versace could play arseface :D

    Seriously though loved the comics can’t wait for the series as long as the casting is right

    Comment by Disco – February 6, 2014 12:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I hope Seth Rogen stays happy as EP and does not try to put himself in the show (live or animated!).

    Comment by MamaLyn MamaLyn – February 6, 2014 12:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • DC is killing it in the TV space. How many TV projects is this now? Wasn’t another one just announced yesterday? If only they worked this fast with their movies.

    Comment by zacqua10 – February 6, 2014 12:21 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • HBO thought it was too dark and controversial?!? Well I have to check it out now!

    Comment by Jax – February 6, 2014 12:25 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • To make basic cable, it’s going to be way watered down. Jesse’s command to the Sheriff can’t be what it was in the book.

    Comment by Mike – February 6, 2014 12:31 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • That’s my fear too, that they’re going to have to water down so much of the controversial material that it’ll be unrecognizable.

      Comment by Jon – February 6, 2014 01:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • HBO deemed it too “dark violent and controversial” seriously??? Ah well here’s to hoping AMC won’t water it down

    Comment by LaurenTVEA (@LaurenTVEA) – February 6, 2014 01:06 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Reblogged this on Neon Disease.

    Comment by amycorvus – February 6, 2014 01:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The only thing in Preacher that ever disturbed me was Arseface. I guess I’ve never paid much attention to religious sensibilities.

    Comment by Scott – February 6, 2014 01:32 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yes, please! (And y’know, I would be okay with Baruchel as Custer. Only okay – I’m not going to fully endorse him…)

    Comment by Day – February 6, 2014 01:41 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Who do I talk to about casting UK actor Aiden Turner as Jesse and Ali Later as Tulip?

    Comment by lee – February 6, 2014 01:57 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
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