Fans of the Vertigo comic Preacher by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon have been waiting a long time for an adaptation of any kind. After being in development at various networks, cable, and even movie studios, nothing has ever come to pass.
Now according to Badass Digest, AMC is developing the series for television and have already ordered a pilot based on the series. When we last heard about Preacher the project had director DJ Caruso (Eagle Eye) still attached to a film adaptation, but that doesn’t appear to be the case anymore. Many believe a TV series a better fit for Preacher anyway. Though the site does not mention any names attached to the TV series, they are told they are: “big and impressive.”
This is all unconfirmed by AMC but we all know they’re looking for a hit show. Breaking Bad is done and Mad Men is soon to follow, The Killing and Low Winter Sun haven’t quite been able to quite deliver what they want. With The Walking Dead and the western series Hell on Wheels, Preacher would be a natural fit.
“Merging with a bizarre spiritual force called Genesis, Texan Preacher Jesse Custer becomes completely disillusioned with the beliefs that he had dedicated his entire life to. Now possessing the power of “the word,” an ability to make people do whatever he utters, Custer begins a violent and riotous journey across the country. Joined by his gun-toting girlfriend Tulip and the hard drinking Irish vampire Cassidy, the Preacher loses faith in both man and God as he witnesses dark atrocities and improbable calamities during his exploration of America.”
What do you think about Preacher on AMC?
Source: Badass Digest