Is this considered an act of God?
The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that AMC has ordered to series the adaptation of Preacher, the controversial DC Comics/VERTIGO series from Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon. Executive producer Seth Rogen revealed the news on his official Twitter account earlier today, with the following post...
The series pickup is for ten episodes, the pilot plus nine more. Created by writer Garth Ennis and artist Steve Dillon, Preacher ran for 66 issues (plus some one-shot specials and a spinoff mini-series) and told the story of Jesse Custer (Dominic Cooper), a preacher in a small Texas town who was accidentally inhabited by a supernatural creature called Genesis that was created by the mating of an angel and a demon. Custer goes on a quest across the United States to literally find God, along with his former girlfriend Tulip O'Hare (Ruth Negga) and an Irish vampire named Cassidy (Joseph Gilgun). Other previously announced series regulars include Ian Colletti as Eugene Root a.k.a. Arseface, W. Earl Brown as Hugo Root, and Lucy Griffiths as Emily.Preacher is coming to AMC! @evandgoldberg @SamCatlin123! The beginning is nigh!!! pic.twitter.com/xVgqYrkEK9— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) September 9, 2015
"Garth Ennis’ Preacher is, above all, about great characters – something we look for in all of our series," said Joel Stillerman, president of original programming and development for AMC and SundanceTV. "The fact that it is also darkly funny, has some great supernatural elements, and takes us on an incredible adventure is just the icing on the cake. The incredible creative team behind this show – led by Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, Sam Catlin and Neal Moritz – made a pilot that completely blew us away, and we know the series will satisfy and surprise fans of the comics, and captivate fans of great TV everywhere."
"We started reading the comic when it first came out in the ‘90s," said Rogen and Goldberg in a statement. "In many ways Garth’s sense of drama and comedy and Steve Dillon’s visual aesthetic helped form our style, and the idea that we are actually bringing Preacher to life is a dream come true. This is the craziest thing ever and we can’t wait to move forward and work our asses off to make it the best it can be."
Preacher is expected to debut on AMC sometime in mid-2016.