Preacher Finally Rolling?

By Dr. Know on September 10th, 2014

Well, the cameras on the long-gestating adaptation of Preacher aren’t rolling but development finally is. You may remember a while back that Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg had signed on to adapt the Garth Ennis/Steve Dillon comic for AMC as a TV series. Well, Goldberg recently tweeted the duo have started work on the script:

How close the series will be to the source material remains a mystery, but there’s no doubt TV is the correct medium for this epic. Additionally, there’s no word on whether or not Rogen will remain behind the camera only, or if he’ll take on one of the starring roles.

For those unacquainted, Preacher tells the story of Jesse Custer, a preacher in the small Texas town of Annville. Custer was accidentally possessed by the supernatural creature named Genesis in an incident which killed his entire congregation and flattened his church. With that, Custer hits the road in a quest to make God answer for this. Along the way he encounters all kinds of weirdos, namely a mutant-like character called Arseface, the apparition of Western legend John Wayne, and the Saint of Killers, a reformed bounty hunter-turned-killer-once-more in the tradition of Unforgiven‘s William Munny played by Clint Eastwood. There’s also a hard-drinking Irish vampire named Cassidy to boot.