December 4, 2014 - 12:04 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net - "Preacher" could be the next comic book series that expands to the small screen. AMC has ordered a pilot to the project from Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg that is based on Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon's cult 1990s comic book series of the same name, AceShowbiz said.
"'Preacher' has been our favorite comic since it first came out," Rogen and Goldberg said in a statement. "Garth Ennis is one of our idols and it's an incredible honor to be working on this. We promise we won't make too many dick jokes and ruin it."
Sam Catlin ("Breaking Bad") wrote the script and will serve as showrunner. She will also executive produce the show along with Ennis, Dillon, Rogen and Goldberg. "Thanks to AMC for completely losing their minds and letting us do this," Catlin said. "I'm so excited to bring Garth Ennis' bloody, amazing and bloody amazing universe to TV."
"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."
The pilot will be produced in 2015 for series consideration in 2016. Rogen and Goldberg are on board to direct the pilot.