Get ready to rejoice Preacher fans. Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon’s Preacher is being developed for AMC by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. AMC has already ordered a pilot, which is set to shoot in 2015 and air sometime in 2016. The synopsis reads:
Preacher follows Reverend Jesse Custer, a tough Texas preacher who has lost his faith, 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 is 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.
Rogen and Goldberg has this to say in Variety:
’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.
AMC already has a new Preacher twitter account and used that to announce the news.
Head after the break to see the tweet.
— Preacher AMC (@Preacher_AMC) December 4, 2014