AMC has given a series order to a TV adaptation of Garth Ennis and Steve Dillion’s twisted 1990s comic series Preacher, the network confirmed Wednesday.
“We started reading the comic when it first came out in the ‘90s,” said executive producers Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg in a statement. “In many ways Garth’s sense of drama and comedy and Steve Dillon’s visual aesthetic helped form our style, and the idea that we are actually bringing Preacher to life is a dream come true. This is the craziest thing ever and we can’t wait to move forward and work our asses off to make it the best it can be.”
Rogen also announced the news on Twitter, prior to AMC’s own release.
Preacher follows Jesse Custer (Dominic Cooper), a conflicted Preacher in a small Texas town who merges with a creature that has escaped from heaven and develops the ability to make anyone do anything he says. Along with his ex-girlfriend, Tulip (Ruth Negga), and an Irish vampire named Cassidy (Joseph Gilgun), the three embark on a journey to literally find God. Lucy Griffiths and Ian Colletti also star.
Breaking Bad‘s Sam Catlin will serve as executive producer and showrunner, while Rogen and Goldberg will executive produce. The This Is the End duo directed the pilot, which was written by Catlin.
“Couldn’t be more happy with Sony/AMC’s decision to bring Garth’s amazing Preacher to television,” said Catlin. “Can’t wait to spend some quality time with vampires, psychopaths, rednecks and God.”
The series is set to air in mid-2016.
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