Comedian and writer/director Seth Rogen, along with his writing partners Evan Goldberg and Sam Catlin, are behind AMC’s upcoming TV series adaptation of the acclaimed Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon comic series “Preacher”.
Filming on the series has been happening for some time now, and in a new interview with CraveOnline Rogen spoke about the necessity to adapt and chance some elements from the source material and if people will be annoyed by the changes:
“We are changing the specifics of how the narrative is unfolding. A lot of the building blocks we are not changing, a lot of characters we’re keeping, but we want to make a show that if you’re a fan of the comic, you don’t know what to expect. And we have no interest honestly in just doing a literal page-to-page adaptation.
It just seems like the most boring creative endeavor one could go on! I mean there’s some things that even Garth will argue, is quick to admit that we probably should not even attempt to put on television. There’s some characters, we’re talking about maybe we combine these two into one person.
But to us the tangential element is one of our favorite things. The fact that it does go off into these other worlds and explore these other characters, I mean that’s something that we wholeheartedly intend on indulging in because it’s one of the best parts about the comic. Just the massive tapestry of f—ing weirdos. [Laughs.]”
Rogen also somewhat confirms that Jesse’s spirit guide (the ghost of John Wayne) will appear at some point, but he didn’t make any mention of the fan-favorite character ‘Saint of Killers’. Dominic Cooper, Ruth Negga, Joe Gilgun, Ian Colletti, Lucy Griffiths, Elizabeth Perkins and Jamie Anne Allman and Derek star in the series which is due to air sometime next year.