Wednesday, September 9, 2015

AMC Gives Series Order to Comic Book Adaptation 'Preacher'

AMC has given a series order to its adaptation of controversial comic book Preacher. Executive producer and director Seth Rogen broke the news Wednesday on Twitter, announcing that the series would debut in 2016. The series pickup is for a total of 10 episodes.

Based on the popular comic book franchises by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillion, Preacher revolves around Reverend Jesse Custer (Dominic Cooper), a bad-ass Texas preacher who, after losing his faith, learns that God has left heaven and forsaken his duties. Jesse becomes the only one who is able to track God down and hold him responsible for his abdication. Tulip O'Hare (Ruth Negga), Jesse's beer-guzzling vampire ex-girlfriend, accompanies him on his quest for answers. But the story doesn't end there: The Saint of Killers, an immortal killing machine and Western lone gunman type, is hot on their trail with his sights set on Jesse.

The drama also stars Joseph Gilgun, Ian Colletti, Lucy Griffiths, Jamie Anne Allman, Derek Wilson, Tom Brooke, Elizabeth Perkins and W. Earl Brown.

Sam Catlin wrote the pilot, which was directed by This Is the End duo Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. Additional executive producers include James Weaver, Neal Moritz, Vivian Cannon, Ori Marmur, Ken Levin and Jason Netter. Ennis and Dillon serve as co-executive producer. AMC Studios, Sony Pictures Television, Point Grey Pictures and Original Film will produce.