It’s been years in the making but ‘Preacher’ will finally come to life on the small screen after AMC optioned to pick up the series from executive producer Seth Rogen…
There are some comic book series that always seemed destined to make it to television but just never got the right support to make it happen.
The Vertigo series ‘Preacher‘ may very well sit atop that list because for years just about everyone involved with the book or that enjoyed the book said it would be a fantastic show if it ever made it to television.
HBO famously picked up the option to produce ‘Preacher‘ more than five years ago, but ultimately they just couldn’t make the series work. Now after years of toiling away with no one biting on making the series happen, AMC has stepped up to the plate and will option the series for a pilot order for the network.
“We’ve tried for seven years to work on Preacher and we’re so psyched AMC is finally letting us,” said Rogen in a press release. “It is our favorite comic of all time, and we’re going to do everything we can to do it right. Humperdoo!”
The series ‘Preacher‘ ran for 75 total issues between 1995 and 2000 from Vertigo comics. ‘Preacher’ focused on Jesse Custer, a minister from Texas who is bonded with a supernatural force called Genesis, which is a being comprised of both an angel and a demon, making it possibly the most powerful force on Earth — maybe even more powerful that God. Custer joins his ex-girlfriend Tulip O’Hare and a vampire named Cassidy as they travel the country literally searching for God.
‘Preacher‘ was a critically acclaimed series while in publication but now will come back to life as a television series from AMC. Following the success of their last comic book adaptation ‘The Walking Dead’, AMC has to have high hopes for ‘Preacher‘ when it makes it to air.