One of the best shows on television that you’re probably not watching is AMC’s Preacher. Based on Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon’s comic series, the show was brought to life by Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, and Sam Catlin and is now airing its second season Monday nights.
If you’re not familiar with the story, Preacher started off with an inaugural season that was essentially a prequel to events that happen throughout the violent graphic novel, which revolves around a preacher (Dominic Cooper) who has inherited a power called Genesis (a supernatural entity that has chosen his body as a host and gives him the power to make people do whatever he says). Now in its second season, the show is using more of the source material as it follows Jesse Custer (Dominic Cooper), his girlfriend Tulip (Ruth Negga), and his friend and vampire Cassidy (Joseph Gilgun) on a road trip to find God, with an enigmatic villain named The Saint of Killers (Graham McTavish) hot on their tail.
Unlike most shows where you have a singular tone and a pretty straightforward path, what I love about Preacher is you never know where any scene might go and it’s constantly taking weird left and right turns you weren’t expecting. On top of that, it’s loaded with blood and violence and crazy characters, which I love.
A few nights ago at Film Independent at LACMA here in Los Angeles, Rogen, Goldberg and Catlin were doing a Q&A after showing next week’s episode. Shortly before they took the stage, I landed an exclusive video interview with Evan Goldberg. He talked about how they originally pitched Preacher to AMC and how it’s nothing like they expected, the tone of the show, what it’s been like working with AMC and if they’ve ever wanted them to alter the storyline based on the subject matter, if he thinks a Sausage Party sequel will happen, the status of Console Wars, and reveals he and Rogen just started writing writing an original idea as well as Robert Kirkman’s Invincible.
Check out what Evan Goldberg had to say in the video above and below is a rundown of what we talked about followed by some images from Preacher.
- Did they ever think about directing the entire season?
- How did they pitch Preacher to AMC?
- How Garth Ennis told him their idea to just copy the comics was never going to work.
- Any big changes during the writing process?
- Has AMC ever said no to what they wanted to do?
- What can he tease about what’s coming in season 2?
- Will they ever make a sequel to Sausage Party?
- What’s status of Console Wars?
- When will they direct their next feature film? They just started writing an original idea as well as Robert Kirkman’s Invincible.