Seth Rogen announced on his Twitter page today that AMC has issued a series order for his comic book adaptation Preacher. The executive producer, who also directed the pilot with Evan Goldberg, originally revealed that the show will debut in May 2016 on AMC, later clarifying that the show "may not air in May... But sometime in 2016." Those tweets were eventually deleted, but he also released the first teaser poster for Preacher.
While the series order has yet to be confirmed by AMC, Deadline reports that the show was given a 10-episode order. Both Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg developed the story with Sam Catlin (Breaking Bad), who went on to write the pilot script and will serve as the showrunner. The series is based on the comic book series by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon.
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.
The cast includes Dominic Cooper as Jesse Custer, Ruth Negga as Tulip, Joseph Gilgun as Proinsias Cassidy, Elizabeth Perkins as Vyla Quinncannon, Ian Colletti as Eugene "Arseface" Root, Jamie Anne Allman as Betsy Schenck, Lucy Griffiths as Emily, Derek Wilson as Donny Schenck and Tom Brooke as Fiore. Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg and Sam Catlin all serve as executive producers alongside Garth Ennis, Steve Dillon, Neal Moritz, Vivian Cannon, Ori Marmur, Ken Levin, Jason Netter and James Weaver. It isn't known when production will begin on the first season.
The pilot episode was shot earlier this summer, with Seth Rogen revealing a number of set photos on his Twitter page. Once production gets started, we can only hope that he continues to reveal more photos and even videos from the set as soon as filming begins. We'll keep you posted with more on Preacher as soon as more updates come in. In the meantime, check out the teaser poster below, and let us know if you're looking forward to this AMC series.