Since I first heard that AMC had ordered the pilot for ‘Preacher‘, the adaption of Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon’s fantastic comic book by the same name, I’ve wondered how AMC would get around some of the controversial content. The biggest concern is the comic’s not so pleasant references to God. I guess they are willing to deal with any drama from fans or groups because AMC has gone ahead and ordered the first season of ‘Preacher’, consisting of ten episodes. The series is set to premier in mid 2016.
For those who are not familiar with the comics, let me explain. ‘Preacher’ follows Jesse Custer (Dominic Cooper), a preacher from a small Texas town, who was pushed into preaching by his effing insane family. Jesse, after being possessed by Genesis, sets out to find God. He is accompanied by his ex girlfriend Tulip O’Hare (Ruth Negga) and Cassidy (Joseph Gilgun), a vampire. Genesis, an entity that is half angel and half demon, escapes Heaven. The angels, desperate to have Genesis back in his cage, sends “The Killer of Saints” to find him.
The series also stars Thomas Barbusca, W. Earl Brown, Elizabeth Perkins, Lucy Griffiths, Jamie Anne Allman and Derek Wilson also star ‘Preacher’. Seth Rogan and Evan Goldberg will both be serving as producers for ‘Preacher’. Rogen confirmed via Twitter that the show had been green lit.