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AMC Developing PREACHER into Television Series

Finally, a deal has been set and PREACHER will come to the small screen with writers Seth Rogan and Evan Goldberg.

Looks like The Walking Dead won't be the only comic adapted television series on AMC. According to Deadline, fans are one step closer to seeing Jesse Custer on the small screen as Sony Pictures and AMC closed their long negotiations on a PREACHER television series. The show will be written and executive produced by Seth Rogan and Even Goldberg (This is the End), and Sam Catlin (Breaking Bad) will be the show runner and executive producer. At this time, there are no plans for Rogan to appear in the live action series, despite speculation.

The 1995 Vertigo series, written by Garth Ennis and drawn by Steve Dillon follows reverend Jesse Custer, who fuses with the entity known as Genesis, which gives him the power of the Word of God. Jesse searches for God on quite the adventure, and the story features tons of memorable characters including the Irish vampire Cassidy, Jesse's love interest Tulip O'Hare, the mutilated serviceman to The Grail, Herr Starr, and one of the coolest cowboys in comics, The Saint of Killers. This series is a long time favorite of comic fans everywhere.

Over the course of 16 years, this property has been tried time and time again to become a series, a film, and even a mini-series. This is what Ennis had to say about the experience.

“Steve Dillon and I are very happy to see Preacher being developed for TV, which seems a much more natural home for the story than a 2-hour movie...Obviously it’s taken a while, but Ken Levin along with Neal Moritz and his team refused to give up, long after the point when I myself grew skeptical, and their unrelenting enthusiasm for the project has gotten us where we need to be. I’m particularly impressed that Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg and Sam Catlin understand Preacher fully — meaning they get it for what it is, not some vague approximation.”

No news yet on when we'll see Jesse on AMC, but rest assured, PREACHER has finally found the home it deserves, and fans can finally rejoice.

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Posted by RulerOfThisUniverse

Never heard of the series, but any TV show from DC/Vertigo is good for me.

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Posted by Transformers1024

I've heard nothing but great things about Preacher so I assume this is pretty great news. I'll definitely check this out and might read the books beforehand.

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Posted by inferiorego

Never heard of the series, but any TV show from DC/Vertigo is good for me.

It's an amazing series. It's right below Y: The Last Man for me as a top Vertigo title. Buy the first trade, you won't regret it.

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Posted by dagmar_merrill

I know what Preacher is.. sadly I have not gotten around to reading it yet.

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Posted by ArturoCalaKayVee

Seth Rogan is producing an AMC series? That's so random to me. Good for him. I'll wait 5 years to watch this series so I can binge watch it :P (but actually I'll watch it when it comes out...)

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Edited by MrMazz

I think Preacher will be made better by some restraitints, it goes a little off the deep end in the end. Still it's a good move for all involved, AMC get a shiny new toy that's relativly safe, Sony will get plenty of licenesing money.

Timothy Olyphant needs to be the Saint of Killers though.

Posted by inferiorego

@mrmazz said:

Timothy Olyphant needs to be the Saint of Killers though.

This.... 4lyfe

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Posted by MadeinBangladesh

Never heard of the series, but any TV show from DC/Vertigo is good for me.

READ IT RIGHT NOW! Along with Y the Lat Man. Two of the best series ever made.

Edited by MadeinBangladesh

I knew this months agooo.... I'm excited about it, but they might mess it up. I rather see it on Showtime, FX, or HBO.

Edited by judasnixon

This will break my heart if this doesn't go through...... Oh god I want to see Herr Starr on the small screen!

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Posted by SoA

if its anything like the walking dead on amc ill pass , its a shame since it is a great story

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Posted by The Stegman

I'd rather have Y: The Last Man

Edited by tximinoman

The two retards that wrote the unbelievably stupid This Is The End are writing and producing the adaptation of Preacher.

Sounds awesome.

As a wise man once said, now, if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go home and have a heart attack.

Posted by Twentyfive

FINALLY! Freaking hell. I love Preacher.

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Edited by fables87

Sweet! Never read the series, heard of it but never seemed to interested me. More of a Sandman/Fables guy when it comes to Vertigo stuff. Just glad they're doing more with Vertigo stuff.

Edited by Saint_Wildcard

I really enjoyed the first 2-3 volumes, but I lost interest later on. I would prefer a series like Lucifer.

Posted by Jonez120

This could be interesting...

Posted by mak13131313

Seems interesting. I'll have to check out the trades since I've never read the series.

Posted by spidershamrock

Seth Rogan being involved is bizarre but if they pull it off it will be a great show

Posted by Skit

How it is that Vertigo is getting a million chances at tv shows. I'm not complaining, simply surprised that Vertigo has managed to get it's foot in the door more solidly than the mainstream has. Still I feel a preacher tv show would do a lot better than a movie.

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Posted by LyraFay

Where's Fables then? Come on please....

Posted by mcgregorp

F**k yeah!!!!!!

Posted by IDontLikeBirds

I have mixed feelings about this. Kind of cool this is happening, love the series, but I think it would be a better fit for HBO due to their budget and a lot less restrictions. I really hope this does not get botched up.

Posted by TheMantisShrimp

Now lets get The Boys a tv show on HBO.

Edited by Pokeysteve

Never seemed interesting enough to read. Love Ennis though.

Seth Rogan?

Posted by Perfect 10

so seth rogan is going to be preacher then??

Edited by lykopis

Now lets get The Boys a tv show on HBO.

This would be spectacular.

Posted by patrat18

Dc is dominating tv.

Edited by slipsour001

please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, do not mess this up AMC

Posted by johnydecali

@the_stegman: @madeinbangladesh: I heard that Y is being made a movie with DJ QUalls playing Yorick. I never liked Y, Yorick seemed to naive for me imo.

@mrmazz said:

Timothy Olyphant needs to be the Saint of Killers though.

This.... 4lyfe

I see Olyphant playing Jess but as the Saint would be interesting.

Posted by MadeinBangladesh

@the_stegman: @madeinbangladesh: I heard that Y is being made a movie with DJ QUalls playing Yorick. I never liked Y, Yorick seemed to naive for me imo., but I hea

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@mrmazz said:

Timothy Olyphant needs to be the Saint of Killers though.

This.... 4lyfe

I see Olyphant playing Jess but as the Saint would be interesting.

DJ Qualls as Yorick? Nah I can't see that unless she kindof gains some weaight. ANd It was suppose to be Made in film first, but BKV said that it might be coming to TV rather than Film.

You didn't like Y? whaaaaa THe series is my favorite of all time

Posted by JeanRalphio

@lyrafay said:

Where's Fables then? Come on please....

As much as I agree with you and love Fables,it'll probably never happen. Especially on the small screen,I doubt the Fablesverse could work on TV.

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I ain't into this sacrilegious stuff. I'll tell you what I HAVE been wanting to see AMC put to on screen is a Swamp Thing tv show.

Posted by battlewingus

I ain't into this sacrilegious stuff. I'll tell you what I HAVE been wanting to see AMC put to on screen is a Swamp Thing tv show.

just asked god if Preacher is sacrilege and if people shouldnt read/watch it. he didnt say anything so i guess its cool.

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@ironangel89: Yeah. I was thinking the same thing. Pass for moral reasons.

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@ironangel89 said:

I ain't into this sacrilegious stuff. I'll tell you what I HAVE been wanting to see AMC put to on screen is a Swamp Thing tv show.

just asked god if Preacher is sacrilege and if people shouldnt read/watch it. he didnt say anything so i guess its cool.

Sacrilege can also mean something offensive to you morally (doesn't always have to be religious). And if you've truly read the book, you'd know that there is plenty of messed up stuff in it. But way to go on outing yourself as an angry atheist.

Posted by Fallschirmjager

Cool. Really liked Preacher, but it doesn't make my all time great list because the comedy felt too juvenile at times.

The writers seem to fit that tone though, so at they know their strengths lol

still...can't complain about Vertigo titles gettin shows.

YTLM and Transmetropolitan pls

Posted by AllStarSuperman

Seth rogan rocks. I just might watch this

Posted by Billy Batson

Never seemed interesting enough to read. Love Ennis though.

Seth Rogan?

>Loves Ennis

>Hasn't read his most famous work

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Posted by Pokeysteve

@pokeysteve said:

Never seemed interesting enough to read. Love Ennis though.

Seth Rogan?

>Loves Ennis

>Hasn't read his most famous work

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There's a guy up there that's never heard of Preacher. I bet he's familiar with his Punisher. That's his most famous work if you ask me. I see where you're coming from though haha.

Posted by smith0725

This is the moment I've been waiting for in anticipation/horror. I love Preacher more than I love most comics and have read the whole thing several times through. I've always kind of hoped it would be turned into a movie or tv show, but I'm also scared because I don't want to see the project screwed up.

Posted by Billy Batson

There's a guy up there that's never heard of Preacher. I bet he's familiar with his Punisher. That's his most famous work if you ask me. I see where you're coming from though haha.

Yeah, I thought about making a remark about that. It's pretty baffling for a comic fan not to even heard of Preacher.

From what I've seen, he isn't familiar with his Punisher either. I'd say Preacher is more well known because he created it and you can not mention his name without it, while you could with Punisher (even though the character belongs to him after his run).

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