AMC has officially issued a pilot order for Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s planned TV series adaptation of the acclaimed comic “Preacher”.
Sam Catlin is penning the adaptation and will serve as showrunner on the show which is being produced by Sony Pictures Television and AMC Studios. Rogen and Goldberg will executive produce.
The story follows a down-and-out Texas preacher possessed by Genesis, a supernatural entity conceived by the unnatural coupling of an angel and a demon.
Given immense powers, the preacher teams with an old girlfriend and a hard-drinking Irish vampire and sets out on a journey across America to find God — who apparently had abandoned his duties in heaven — and hold him accountable for his negligence.
There had been talk of a straight-to-series order but at present it is just a pilot. The pilot will be produced next summer for series consideration in 2016