‘Preacher’, the classic Vertigo comic by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon may be getting its own show on AMC.
With ‘Breaking Bad’ and ‘Mad Men‘ coming to an end, the network is looking at a big hole in their schedule that they’ll need to fill. AMC’s programming, which currently boasts the ultra-popular ‘The Walking Dead‘ has reportedly ordered a pilot for an ongoing television series based on ‘Preacher‘ who stood out not only for its aggressive profanity and jovial blasphemy and violence, but also for its well-written characters and captivating storyline.
An adaptation of a groundbreaking comic book series has been in the works for a while, back in 1998 when ‘Ennis wrote a draft of a script and Kevin Smith tried to get Harvey Weinstein to make it,’ and more recently Sam Mendes, Darren Aronofsky and D.J. Caruso were attached to direct a feature film.
Two new saviors now attached to the TV series might be Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, the screenwriting duo, who made their directorial debut with this summer’s This Is The End. However, they’d have to get some pretty stellar people involved for this one.
The book follows Jesse Custer, a boozy, small town Texas preacher who is suddenly blessed/cursed with the Voice of God, leading him on a wild adventure to track down the Lord Almighty Himself, who has abandoned His creation. Joining Jesse on his journey is his ex-girlfriend Tulip, who is now a hit woman, and a hundred-year old Irish vampire named Cassidy. Along the way they battle secret religious commandoes and the retarded descendent of Christ.
Do you think AMC will take the show right to the edge, and shoot alternate, crazier versions for Netflix and home video?