The adaptation of Garth Ennis’ “Preacher” won’t be happening at HBO according to Comics Continuum.
Director Mark Steven Johnson (“Ghost Rider,” “Daredevil”) is serving as showrunner on the project blames the dissolution squarely on new management.
“We were budgeting and everything and it was getting really close to goinf. But the new head of HBO felt it was just too dark and too violent and too controversial. Which, of course, is kind of the point!” says Johnson.
Johnson says it was a “nearly word for word” very faithful adaptation of the first few books and that they offered him the chance to redevelop it but he refused. Thus “I’m afraid it’s dead at HBO” says Johnson.