HBO is bringing Preacher to TV.
The cable channel is developing a one-hour series based on the popular 1990s Vertigo comics series. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Mark Steven Johnson, the writer-director behind comic adaptations Daredevil and the upcoming Ghost Rider, is writing the pilot, while Howard Deutch is attached to direct; both Johnson and Deutch will serve as executive producers.
The film told the story of a down-and-out Texas preacher possessed by Genesis, a supernatural entity conceived by the unnatural coupling of an angel and a demon. Given immense powers, the preacher teamed with an old girlfriend and a hard-drinking Irish vampire and set out on a journey across America to find G-d - who apparently had abandoned his duties in heaven - and hold him accountable for his negligence.
No word on a production start of Preacher.