AMC Developing Drama Series ‘Preacher’ Based on Comic Book Series

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The comic book series Preacher by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon is being developed by AMC and Sony Pictures Television for the small screen to be executive produced and written by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg (‘This is the End’) with Sam Catlin (‘Breaking Bad’) as showrunner and executive producer.

‘Preacher’ follows Reverend Jesse Custer, a tough Texas preacher who has lost his faith, has learned that God has left Heaven and abandoned 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 one of the most iconic bad guys in print, an immortal, unstoppable killing machine named the Saint of Killers, a western lone gunman archetype whose sole purpose is to hunt and kill Jesse.

Rogen and Goldberg has this to say about the development, “We’ve tried for seven years to work on ‘Preacher’ and we’re so psyched AMC is finally letting us. It is our favorite comic of all time, and we’re going to do everything we can to do it right”.

At this time there are no details on when the show will go into production or when it will air on AMC.