Seth Rogen announced today on Twitter that AMC has ordered PREACHER to series. “Preacher is coming to AMC,” he tweeted along with what appeared to be key art for the show, featured above. AMC has confirmed the 10 episode order and key art, with the launch of the series scheduled for mid 2016 with a possible May debut.
Preacher, from Rogen, Evan Goldberg, Sony TV, and AMC Studios is based on Garth Ennis and Steve Dillion’s 1990 comic about Jesse Custer (Dominic Cooper), a conflicted Preacher in a small Texas town who’s inhabited by a mysterious entity that allows him to develop a highly unconventional power. Along with his ex-girlfriend, Tulip (Ruth Negga), and an Irish vampire named Cassidy (Joseph Gilgun), the three embark on a journey to literally find God. Co-starring are Ian Colletti as Eugene Root aka Arseface, W. Earl Brown as Hugo Root, and Emily Griffiths as Emily.
“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 on an incredible adventure is just the icing on the cake.” Before AMC ordered PREACHER to series, Rogen and Goldberg had been looking to get the adaptation off the ground for seven years. “This is the craziest thing ever and we can’t wait to move forward and work our asses off to make this the best it can be,” said Rogen and Goldberg.