Having had such success with “The Walking Dead,” AMC picked up Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon’s iconic comic series “Preacher” late last year and officially announced a series in the works back in November.
Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg (“This Is the End”) are writing and executive producing the series while Sam Catlin (“Breaking Bad”) serves as executive producer and showrunner.
This week, out doing press for the comedy “Neighbors,” Rogen gave SlashFilm a quick update on how it’s progressing and says some minor changes are in store:
“Me and Evan are writing it write now with the help of Sam Catlin and we’ve come up with a lot of incredibly crazy ideas. [Laughs] It’s a fun thing to riff on and talk about. We’re definitely trying to expand on some of the ideas in the comic and make it that… we love most of the main cornerstones of the comic but we’re trying to make it that even if you’ve read the comic you should not know exactly what to expect from the TV show.”
The comic itself 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.