The Hollywood trades are reporting Wednesday night that AMC has given a pilot order to Seth Rogan and Evan Goldberg’s adaptation of Preacher, the iconic Vertigo series by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon.
“Preacher has been our favorite comic since it first came out,” said Rogen and Goldberg, who will co-produce, write and direct the pilot for Sony Pictures Television and AMC Studios. “Garth Ennis is one of our idols and it’s an incredible honor to be working on this. We promise we won’t make too many dick jokes and ruin it.”
The pilot will reportedly be produced next summer for series consideration in 2016.
The pilot is described as being about Jesse Custer (of course), “a preacher in a Texas town who merges with a creature that has escaped from heaven and develops the ability to make anyone do anything he says. Along with his ex-girlfriend, Tulip, and an Irish vampire named Cassidy, the three embark on a journey to find God.”
“Every once in a while you find a project where all the elements line up beautifully. With Preacher, it starts with a bold, compelling, and thought-provoking comic book series from Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon and a whole lot of fans who already know Jesse Custer, Cassidy, and Tulip,” said Joel Stillerman, AMC’s executive vice president of original programming, production and digital content in the announcement. “Add to that the passionate and talented Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, and Sam Catlin, an incredible producing team in Neal Moritz, the Original Film team and our good friends at Sony Pictures Television, and we have everything we need to be VERY excited to move forward on Preacher.”