First, actor Seth Rogen let the cat out of the bag via his Twitter account and now AMC has confirmed the news.
AMC today announced it has ordered a series based on the twisted and popular ‘90s comic book franchise Preacher, created by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon.
The Sony Pictures Television and AMC Studios co-production was developed for television by Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg and showrunner Sam Catlin.
AMC has ordered 10 one-hour episodes, with an expected premiere date in mid-2016.
Preacher is the story of Jesse Custer (Dominic Cooper, “Agent Carter”), a conflicted Preacher in a small Texas town who is inhabited by a mysterious entity that allows him to develop a highly unconventional power. Jesse, his ex-girlfriend, Tulip (Ruth Negga, “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”), and an Irish vampire named Cassidy (Joseph Gilgun, “This Is England”) embark on a journey to, literally, find God.
“Garth Ennis’ ‘Preacher’ is, above all, about great characters – something we look for in all of our series,” said Joel Stillerman, president of original programming and development for AMC and SundanceTV. “The fact that it is also darkly funny, has some great supernatural elements, and takes us on an incredible adventure is just the icing on the cake. The incredible creative team behind this show – led by Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, Sam Catlin and Neal Moritz – made a pilot that completely blew us away, and we know the series will satisfy and surprise fans of the comics, and captivate fans of great TV everywhere.”
**Artwork courtesy of AMC**