Ain’t it Cool
It’s been a big week for news about Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s small screen adaptation of Garth Ennis’ comic series Preacher, which began when the duo revealed the AMC series will remain faithful to the comics. But will the show be as gory and nudity-filled as the comics are?
Let’s find out!
In an interview with Ain’t It Cool News, Rogen and Goldberg seemed pretty confident that AMC won’t force them to take out too much of the good stuff, which quells some of the fears that the move to the small screen will water down the source material.
“We went into AMC last week with Garth Ennis, and I’ve never felt like a studio or network was more on the same page with us,” said Goldberg. “We pitched them, and they said, ‘Perfect! That’s exactly what we wanted to hear. No notes.’”
“The religious stuff, they’re totally cool with,” continued Rogen. “The violence, they’re totally cool with. The nudity is hard, but we can find ways around that. Overall, it was one of the best meetings I’ve ever had, honestly.”
Though Rogen commented that things will inevitably have to change to make the show fit to air on AMC, he says that Ennis is totally happy with how things are playing out this far and the changes will be as minor as possible.
“He couldn’t have been more receptive and couldn’t have been more vocal about the fact that he knows there’s a core thing that needs to be maintained,” said the pot-smoking funny man, referring to Ennis, “but other than that there’s a lot of stuff that you can lose.”
Rogen went on to say that he and Goldberg are such big fans of the comics that it’s going to be hard for them to do wrong by other fans. “I think our tone is honestly directly influenced by the Preacher graphic novels,” he said, which should be music to the ears of all fellow fans.
It’s certainly music to ours!
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