With the loss of Breaking Bad, and Mad Men winding down, on AMC there is a huge spot to fill in there TV line up. It looks as if AMC will be going to back to the well of great comic book series and tackling Preacher. Yes, Preacher, the iconic series by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon. Badass Digest broke the news.
“Sources tell me that the network has ordered a pilot based on the classic Vertigo comic by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon. In the comic Jesse Custer is a small town preacher who is torn by booze and sin and who finds himself the vessel for a strange entity - the child of a mating between an angel and a demon. Filled with immense power, including The Word of God, which makes anyone do whatever he says, Jesse goes hunting for the Lord Almighty, who has abandoned creation. He aims to make him pay for leaving his children behind. Joining Jesse on his journey is his ex-girlfriend Tulip, who is now a hit woman, and a hundred year old Irish vampire named Cassidy. Along the way they battle secret religious commandoes, the retarded descendent of Christ, a guy who fucks meat and even each other.”
Having read the complete series, this news comes as a shock, yet a pleasant one. I would love to see the adventures Jesse Custer on television, but even for AMC this would be pushing it. There has been an adaptation in the woks for a while (D.J. Caruso and Kevin Smith both involved at different points), but at this time no one is officially attached to the TV pilot. What do you think Maniacs? Will we ever get to see the Preacher TV pilot?