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WATCH: Opening NSFW four minutes of Preacher PLUS Steve Dillon praises the series, and someone’s gotta pay in new teaser

May 19th, 2016 by Shane Michael Comments

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Since the comic book adaptation boom started, the great debate about whether a particular book would be better as a movie or a TV series has been waged by many a nerd group. One of the most anticipated and talked about of these is ‘Preacher’.
Published in the late 90s/early 00s through DC’s Vertigo imprint, Garth Ennis’ and Steve Dillon’s seminal take on a small town Preacher on a mission to put an absent God Almighty back on the throne of Heaven will debut its first episode this Sunday May 22nd on AMC and artist Steve Dillon has been talking about the project.
Speaking to Entertainment Weekly Dillon said that he and Ennis always envisioned “Preacher” becoming a TV series rather than a movie.
“Myself and Garth have always thought that ‘Preacher’ would work best as a TV show. The book ran for nearly six years so there was always going to be too much to try to cram into a two hour movie. Seth [Rogen] and Evan [Goldberg] are self-confessed fans of the book so they have a true feel for the story and characters. That said, they are not being overly reverential about the material and they know that what works in a comic book does’t necessarily work in a TV series. It’s great that this is finally happening and I’ve really liked what I’ve seen so far. I hope fans of the book will like it too.”

“Preacher” stars Dominic Cooper as Jesse Custer, Ruth Negga as Jesse’s ex-girlfriend Tulip, Joseph Gilgun as Irish vampire Cassidy and Ian Colletti as Arseface. See it first this Sunday and let us know what you think!

Preacher airs this Sunday, the 22nd May on AMC in the US. Ahead of its release the studio have also released this new teaser, which gives us a good look at the characters we can most likely expect to pop up in season one, and beyond.

Check it out:

You can also watch the very NSFW opening here:

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When not writing for FTN or revelling in his passions of comic books, gaming, music, TV or film, Shane can be found living out his days on a mysterious Island just like the one in his beloved TV show, LOST (in reality, the north of Ireland!). Always eager to meet new people and talk about anything nerd he can be found on twitter (@pranksterk) or on facebook! Just don't tell him what he can't do.. it's his destiny ;)

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