Well, after months of specualtion it seems that Garth Ennis’ darkly comic and ultra-violent supernatural western Preacher is officially coming to our TV screens. At least once.
The Sony Pictures Television and AMC Studios co-production has been greenlit for a pilot episode and will, like the comics, tell the story of “a down-and-out Texas preacher possessed by Genesis, a supernatural entity conceived by the unnatural coupling of an angel and a demon. Given immense powers, the preacher, teamed with an old girlfriend and a hard-drinking Irish vampire, set out on a journey across America to find God — who apparently had abandoned his duties in heaven — and hold him accountable for his negligence.”
“Every once in a while you find a project where all the elements line up beautifully,” says AMC’s Executive Vice President of Original Programming, Production and Digital Content Joel Stillerma.
“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. 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.’”
Hard to believe, but with Constantine hanging in the balance, we may all have to turn to the Preacher…