It was expected, but Seth Rogen has officially announced that AMC has picked up Preacher to series. While he didn’t offer specifics, it’s been widely reported that season one will consist of ten episodes and should debut next May. Based on Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon’s comic book series of the same name, the show has been developed by Rogen and Evan Goldberg.
Preacher revolves around Jesse Custer, a conflicted Preacher in a small Texas town who merges with a creature that has escaped from heaven and develops the ability to make anyone do anything he says. Along with his ex-girlfriend, Tulip, Jesse’s former and only true love, and an Irish vampire named Cassidy, they embark on a journey to literally find God.
Rogen and Goldberg directed the pilot which Sam Catlin (Breaking Bad) wrote. He’ll also serve as showrunner, while the duo perhaps best known for their comedic work will stay on as executive producers. An adaptation of Preacher has been stuck in development hell for years now, and the comic – which debuted in 1995 – ended back in 2000. It’s clear that AMC are banking on their take being as popular and successful as The Walking Dead has been.
Announcing the news, Rogen also shared the first official piece of artwork for Preacher: