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Confirmed! Preacher Adaptation Heading to AMC!Remember back in November when the surprising rumor was circulating that Seth Rogen was somehow going to be involved in a “Preacher” TV series for AMC? Well, it was true, and more details have arrived.

Here’s the lowdown from Indiewire:

AMC is developing a drama based on Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon’s comic book Preacher, the network has announced. News of these plans first broke in November, but today AMC and Sony Pictures Television officially confirmed that the project is in the works.

It will be executive produced and written by the (This Is the End) team of Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. “Breaking Bad” writer and producer Sam Catlin will serve as executive producer and showrunner.

Preacher was published by DC’s Vertigo imprint and ran from 1995–2000. Here’s AMC’s summary:

“Preacher” follows Reverend Jesse Custer, a tough Texas preacher who has lost his faith [and] has learned that God has left Heaven and abandoned His responsibilities. He finds himself the only person capable of tracking God down, demanding answers, and making Him answer for His dereliction of duty. Accompanying Jesse on his journey [are] his former girlfriend and a friendly vampire who seems to prefer a pint in the pub to the blood of the innocent. On his tail is one of the most iconic bad guys in print – an immortal, unstoppable killing machine named the Saint of Killers – a western lone gunman archetype whose sole purpose is to hunt and kill Jesse.

“This is amazing!” said Rogen and Goldberg. “We’ve tried for seven years to work on ‘Preacher,’ and we’re so psyched AMC is finally letting us. It is our favorite comic of all time, and we’re going to do everything we can to do it right. Humperdoo!”

“Steve Dillon and I are very happy to see ‘Preacher’ being developed for TV, which seems a much more natural home for the story than a two-hour movie,” added Ennis. “Between them, Sony TV and AMC have brought viewers two of my favorite shows with ‘Breaking Bad’ and ‘Mad Men,’ and it’s exactly that kind of creative commitment and courage that ‘Preacher’ needs. Obviously it’s taken a while, but Ken Levin, along with Neal Moritz and his team, refused to give up, long after the point when I myself grew skeptical, and their unrelenting enthusiasm for the project has gotten us where we need to be.”

“I’m particularly impressed that Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, and Sam Catlin understand ‘Preacher’ fully — meaning they get it for what it is, not some vague approximation. All in all, it looks like ‘Preacher’ can now be brought to TV in a way that I’d previously not have thought possible, and I very much appreciate that Steve and I have been included in the conversation in the way that we have.”

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