Seth Rogen has revealed that his take on Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon’s controversial DC Vertigo comic series, Preacher, has been given a series order at AMC, and he’s also posted the key art seen below to his Twitter page. Apparently, it’s a 10-episode order and the show is expected to launch mid-2016.
Rogen is developing Preacher for the small screen with Evan Goldberg, who directed the pilot, and Sam Catlin (Breaking Bad), who wrote the script and will serve as showrunner. The story follows a small-town Texan preacher named Jesse Custer who finds himself possessed by the spawn of a demon and an angel, which gives him incredible powers and an insight into God’s mindset. He teams up with his ex-girlfriend Tulip and a hard-drinking Irish Vampire named Cassidy to track down his maker and hold him accountable for abandoning his post in Heaven.
In the comic, they’re pursued by the unstoppable Saint of Killers, but no casting announcement was ever made for the character, which has fans worried that he’s not going to factor into the show. Time will tell, though.
Preacher stars Dominic Cooper as Jesse Custer, Ruth Negga as Tulip O’Hare, Joe Gilgun as Cassidy, Ian Colletti as Arseface, Lucy Griffiths as Emily Woodrow, Elizabeth Perkins as Vyla Quinncannon and Jamie Anne Allman and Derek Wilson as Betsy and Donny Schenck.