AMC has been developing a series based on the Garth Ennis comic Preacher with Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, Sam Catlin, and Neal Moritz for about a year now. Tonight, the network officially ordered a Preacher pilot. Rogen and Goldberg remarked:
“Preacher has been our favorite comic since it first came out. Garth Ennis is one of our idols and it’s an incredible honor to be working on this. We promise we won’t make too many dick jokes and ruin it.”
Rogen and Goldberg wrote the script and plan to direct the pilot. Catlin is the showrunner. They will shoot the pilot in 2015 for series consideration in 2016. For more on Preacher, check out Evan’s primer on the story, the characters, and the controversy and our interviews with Rogen and Goldberg. Hit the jump for the press release.