AMC has reportedly ordered a pilot for a TV series adaptation of Garth Ennis’ acclaimed graphic novel series “Preacher”.
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.
Attempts have been made to adapt the material to the screen since the late 1990s, but none have come to fruition despite names like Sam Mendes and Darren Aronofsky attached to those various versions.
The one name that seems to be attached to this version? Seth Rogen. The comedian recently tweeted “Looks like about seven of years of hard work are about to pay off. I may get to bring one of my favourite stories ever to life.” He immediately followed that with “Arseface, John Wayne, The Saint of Killers” – the names of characters who appear in the “Preacher” comics.
If it goes forward, it would be another hit comic adaptation for the cable network following their success with “The Walking Dead”.