AMC, the American channel behind shows like Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul and The Walking Dead, have just commissioned a pilot for a new TV show based on the comic book series 'Preacher' and none other than Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg are on board for it.
The duo have collaborated previously on many movies, initially starting out with comedy hit Superbad, which they wrote when they were 13... no big deal. The pair are huge fans of this comic book series written by Garth Ennis which follows the story of a preacher in a small Texas town who accidentally gets possessed by a supernatural creature named Genesis. There's also a hard-drinking Irish vampire named Cassidy... you've got our attention Preacher!
Rogen and Goldberg will both direct the pilot along with showrunner Sam Catlin. The pair told Variety; "Preacher has been our favorite comic since it first came out. 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."
AMC have also released a statement, with Joel Stillerman, AMC’s EVP of original programming saying; “Every once in a while you find a project where all the elements line up beautifully. With Preacher, it starts with a bold, compelling, and thought-provoking comic book series from Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon [the artist] and a whole lot of fans who already know Jesse Custer, Cassidy, and Tulip."
"Add to that, the passionate and talented Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, and Sam Catlin, an incredible producing team in Neal Moritz, the Original Film team and our good friends at Sony Pictures Television, and we have everything we need to be VERY excited to move forward on Preacher."
It's thought the pilot will go into production next summer, and as long as it's given the green light, should be on our screens in 2016.
A long wait we know, but sounds like it will be worth it!