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Preacher TV Pilot for AMC

How will they do that?

By Robert T. Trate     November 17, 2013
Source: BadAssDigest.com


Will Preacher be recognizable on AMC?
© Vertigo Comics

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?

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lracors 11/17/2013 9:38:32 AM

 Holy S**t

dalgoda 11/17/2013 9:41:30 AM

I was hoping more for HBO or Showtime but AMC might not be too bad.

silversurfer 11/17/2013 9:47:55 AM

 It's a bold move for AMC, but The Walking Dead fans are probably going to migrate right over to this. I would love to see it come to life, I just hope that AMC can do as much as it can to get the story to stay in tact as much as possible. 

 

The question becomes who would play Jesse? That guy has to bring it....Karl Urban would've been perfect for this, I did like the way he played the Vampire Priest....you need that kind of intensity...

 

 

 

CalamityJohnson 11/17/2013 10:04:42 AM

yay, more genre from AMC.

SarcasticCaveman 11/17/2013 10:29:39 AM

 This could be excellent...not to seem ungrateful or unexcited that another network is considering this show, but honestly the Garth Ennis series I would LOVE to see brought to the small screen is "The Boys"...but Simon Pegg HAS to be in it...LOL

Wiseguy 11/17/2013 12:46:05 PM

Never read the books but remember some praising it.

 I'd give the show a chance for sure and at least see whether or not it grabs me

Wyldstaar 11/17/2013 2:38:50 PM

If this turns out to be true, I'll definitely check it out.  I'm a major fan of Preacher, and have the entire series in hardcover.  I just hope that if this series comes to pass, they'll be using the comics as their storyboards rather than just a loose guideline.  AMC takes a lot of liberties with The Walking DeadPreacher is already perfect.  If it's not broken, don't fix it.

SarcasticCaveman 11/17/2013 3:09:53 PM

 Wiseguy - I've only ever read the first couple of trade paperbacks, but definitely some interesting concepts and fun characters.  At least check out the first one if you get a chance to.

InnerSanctum 11/17/2013 4:24:19 PM

 I just don't see how AMC can do this comic justice and maintain that absurd Ennis style.  I mean, the book was NC 17 all the way.  It would be best suited for HBO.  We shall see, but I can't see AMC allowing "F" bombs to float like a wild river.  Nor, an inbred decendant of Christ.  Pretty controversial stuff even for that channel.  

InnerSanctum 11/17/2013 4:24:19 PM

 I just don't see how AMC can do this comic justice and maintain that absurd Ennis style.  I mean, the book was NC 17 all the way.  It would be best suited for HBO.  We shall see, but I can't see AMC allowing "F" bombs to float like a wild river.  Nor, an inbred decendant of Christ.  Pretty controversial stuff even for that channel.  

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