“Preacher” TV Series Update; Seth Rogen Is Involved

November 19, 2013

BadAssDigest recently reported that a series based on PREACHER is getting a pilot over at AMC, but new details have emerged and they involve Seth Rogen.

Bleeding Cool reports that the pilot was been given to Sony Pictures Television to develop and not AMC. AMC will only handle U.S. broadcasting for the show.

Seth Rogen hinted on Twitter that he’d be involved and it turns out that Rogen and writing partner Evan Goldberg worked on the pitch for Sony with writer Sam Caitlin (Breaking Bad).

The graphic novel was created by writer Gareth Ennis and artist Steve Dillon. The project had previously been in development hell for years with various networks and movie studios attached. Word is that Ennis is very pleased with Rogen and Goldberg’s pitch and that they’ve “finally captured the tone” of the comic. Ennis will also serve as consultant if the series moves past the pilot.

Synopsis: “Merging with a bizarre spiritual force called Genesis, Texan Preacher Jesse Custer becomes completely disillusioned with the beliefs that he had dedicated his entire life to. Now possessing the power of “the word,” an ability to make people do whatever he utters, Custer begins a violent and riotous journey across the country. Joined by his gun-toting girlfriend Tulip and the hard drinking Irish vampire Cassidy, the Preacher loses faith in both man and God as he witnesses dark atrocities and improbable calamities during his exploration of America.

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