AMC Adapting 'Preacher' Comic Book For TV

A report began circulating on Saturday, starting at BadAssDigest, that AMC is developing a pilot adaptation of Preacher, the DC/Vertigo comic book series by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon.

Adding to the story were a pair of Saturday afternoon tweets from Seth Rogen, the second of which references several Preacher characters, suggesting that he is heavily involved in the project.

Preacher follows Reverend Jesse Custer, a small-town Texas minister on the verge of losing his faith when he merges with a spiritual force called Genesis, making him more mighty than the Almighty. Able to command the obedience of those who hear his words and joined by his gun-toting girlfriend Tulip and the hard-drinking Irish vampire Cassidy, Custer begins a violent journey across the country in search of answers from a disenfranchised God.

The Preacher property has been eyed multiple times in the past for small and big screen adaptations, including at HBO, which ultimately passed on the project in 2008. "The channel felt it was just too dark and too violent and too controversial," screenwriter Mark Steven Johnson (Daredevil, Ghost Rider) told Comics Continuum at the time. “Which, of course, is kind of the point!” Robert Rodriguez was rumored to be on the short list of possible directors for that take.

Would you like to see Preacher come to our screens or is the subject matter too violent to handle for TV?

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