Seth Rogen hints he's turning Preacher into a TV series

Actor could produce a small-screen adap

Seth Rogen could be about to bring comic book series Preacher to life as a TV show on AMC, the network responsible for other horror comic adaptation The Walking Dead.

Badass Digest report that the network, which is clearly looking to plug a gap after the end of Breaking Bad, has commissioned a pilot episode based on Garth Ennis’ gory comic series.
 
And AMC has apparently nabbed one of the comic’s biggest fans to make sure it’s done right, with Rogen reportedly on board as a producer.
 
“Looks like about seven of years of hard work are about to pay off. I may get to bring one of my favourite stories ever to life,” Rogen tweeted on Saturday, before dropping a massive hint about which story he was talking about by listing some very familiar names…

 

 

An adaptation of the Vertigo comics series has long been on the cards, with James Marsden once cast in a defunct movie adap as Jesse Custer, a priest who acquires great power after getting possessed by a demon.

After that, HBO commissioned Ghost Rider’s Mark Steven Johnson and Howard Deutch to produce a TV pilot that would have turned each issue of Preacher into a single episode.
 
With every attempt to bring Preacher to life having failed thus far, we can’t help but approach this news with a little cynicism.
 
Given AMC’s track record with daring TV projects, though, we’re feeling pretty positive that if a Preacher series does get greenlit, it’ll stay true to Ennis’ brilliantly ballsy series.
 
Let the casting rumours commence…

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Comments

    • SiMan

      Nov 18th 2013, 14:11

      They didn't exactly stay true to the source material for Walking Dead though - in my opinion, they stretched it out to long. The comics were miles better. At least this suggests it might be a mini-series, so they can tie it all off. Now all we need is a mini-series adaptaion of Y: The Last Man.

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    • Indianabones

      Nov 18th 2013, 14:29

      Agree with you about walking dead, Series 2 was really good then the 3rd series just dragged and dragged! fingers crossed for Series 4! (I'm letting it build up :) As for Preacher! looking forward to it! got a bit Worried Rogen was gonna try to play Preacher! but if he's a fan then I think it can only be good

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    • FBMHobbs

      Nov 18th 2013, 15:37

      Needs to go on a diet first.....

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    • davidkeen

      Nov 18th 2013, 16:07

      @FBMHobbs, how will that help him produce the TV show? nothing about him playing Jesse Custer. Plenty of parts he could cameo as though....

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    • Ali1748

      Nov 18th 2013, 17:51

      There's only one network out there who can give is a great Preacher series and that's HBO!!! AMC aren't hardcore enough for a provocative series like this.

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    • craigmustdie

      Nov 18th 2013, 21:44

      Casting this will be a b***h. Would still like to see Marsden as Jesse Custer, the rest? God knows. James Ransone would be a good shout for Cassidy if he can pull off the accent, though an Irish actor SHOULD get the role, just not Colin bloody Farrell, I like him just fine but I can just picture the bereft of imagination casting him.

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    • Hadouken76

      Nov 18th 2013, 22:09

      funnily enough Mark Steven Johnson is seen as the Satan of comic book adaptions

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    • FBMHobbs

      Nov 19th 2013, 8:58

      @DavidKeen....OOOhhhhhh....calm down...what is he your boyfriend or summink?

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