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AMC and Sony Pictures Television have officially gone into business with a “Preacher” TV show based on the comic book series by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon, with Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg onboard as writers/producers.
“Preacher,” for those of you who have never read the comics, follows “Reverend Jesse Custer, a tough Texas preacher who has lost his faith, has learned that God has left Heaven and His responsibilities. He finds himself the only person capable of tracking God down, demanding answers, and making Him answer for His dereliction of duty. Accompanying Jesse on his journey is his former girlfriend and a friendly vampire who seems to prefer a pint in the pub to the blood of the innocent. On his tail is an immortal, unstoppable killing machine named the Saint of Killers – a western lone gunman archetype whose sole purpose is to hunt and kill Jesse.”
(By the way, wasn’t this the plot of an entire season of the CW show “Supernatural”?)
“Preacher” has been in the works as a movie for years now, with multiple directors and writers taking a stab at it at one time or another during its lengthy development. None of those labors have ever resulted in anything, and it’s somewhat curious that it took pothead comedian Seth Rogen to get this thing finally done.
The actor is expected to write and produce along with Goldberg, and stay on as showrunner, but has no plans to co-star.
Via : Deadline