AMC is giving the greenlight to “Preacher,” an adaptation of the edgy ’90s Vertigo comic series from Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon.
Comedic actor Seth Rogen and his writing partner Evan Goldberg developed the project with “Breaking Bad” alumnus Sam Catlin, according to a statement issued by AMC.
The story follows small town Texas teacher preacher Jesse Custer, who becomes bonded with a supernatural creature named Genesis and develops the power to alter people’s behavior. With his ex-girlfriend, Tulip O’Hare, and an Irish vampire named Cassidy, Custer embarks on a journey to literally find God.
The pilot will be written by Catlin with Rogen and Goldberg attached to direct; it will be produced in the summer of 2015 for series consideration in 2016.
“’Preacher’ has been our favorite comic since it first came out,” Rogen and Goldberg said in the statement. “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.”
“Preacher” had been in development years earlier as a feature, with Sam Mendes at one point attached to direct.
Mendes, of course, made headlines of his own Thursday, revealing the new title and cast for his next James Bond film, “Spectre,” which will see Daniel Craig reprise his role as the super spy.
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