Preacher Comic-Book Series Receives Pilot Order at AMC

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Preacher fans, your prayers have been answered: The controversial comic book series has been given a pilot order at AMC, the cabler announced Wednesday.

Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg (This Is the End) will executive-produce the project, which is an adaptation of Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon’s 1990s comic. Sam Catlin (Breaking Bad) will serve as showrunner.

Preacher follows Rev. Jesse Custer, a conflicted Texas minister who merges with a spiritual force called Genesis — making him more mighty than the Almighty. 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.

“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,” AMC’s EVP of Original Programming Joel Stillerman said in a statement. “Add to that the 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.”

As previously reported, multiple small- and big-screen adaptations of Preacher have been eyed in the past. Most recently, HBO passed on the project in 2008, calling the comic book “just too dark and too violent and too controversial.”

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  1. Ray says:

    I very much doubt this will ever make it to the air.

  2. james says:

    Heeelllllllll yes.

  3. Azrielen says:

    One of the most transgressive and memorable comics ever written. I really hope they have the guts to do it justice.

  4. Dan says:

    If only Oscar Isaac weren’t so busy…

  5. Saint of Killers says:

    Nothing can stop me from seeing it through.

  6. Eva says:

    I sooooo hope this FINALLY happens!

  7. I am not familiar with comic but so long as Rogen is only behind the camera I’ll try it; otherwise I’m out.

  8. maria says:

    Why does he look like an evil Harry Connick jr?

  9. Jack says:

    Mixed feelings here.

    IF they do it justice, then wonderful. But I have my doubts. I dont think they can adapt it without cleaning it up a bit, for the sake of the Bible-bangers.

    Granted, AMC does sometimes take chances, so I will be happy if I am proven wrong…

  10. James says:

    Walton Goggins as Casidy would be my Holiday gift I think this will
    Happen but the May have to tone it down a bit it’s really dark

  11. Drea says:

    I am not familiar with this series but given HBO called it too dark, too violent, and too controversial color me curious.

    • JA says:

      Seriously. HBO passed and AMC wants it? Did the world turn upside down? I can’t help but think that with AMCs language and graphic violence restrictions as a mid-level cable channel it will be much more watered down than the source material. I mean, if Mad Men had been on HBO and not AMC, it would’ve been a much more graphic show.

  12. Ella says:

    I would never ever want Misha Collins to leave Supernatural but I can totally see him in this after that costume from Divine.

  13. Jason says:

    SInce it Rogen and golberg they should cast Michael Cera as Preacher

  14. Brad Little says:

    I was huge fan of the Preacher comic book/graphic novels, and will definately support the pilot, and hopefully a weekly series.

  15. KupKakes says:

    I believe in this if you aired it folks will watch I’m for one.