Back in February, AMC made the surprising announcement that they have brought on This Is the End directors Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg to develop an adaptation of the hit comic book Preacher. We haven't heard much about the potential series since then, except for a March update where Evan Goldberg revealed that they are trying to stay as close to Garth Ennis' comic book as possible.
Last night, Seth Rogen revealed on his Twitter account that the writing process has begun, which was later confirmed by Evan Goldberg. Take a look at their tweets below, which tease a Biblical opening for the series.
Writing day: pic.twitter.com/HwUcW45rfS— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) June 30, 2014
Preacher centers on Texas reverend Jesse Custer, who goes on a journey to track down God, after learning that he has abandoned his post in Heaven. Jesse is accompanied on his journey by his ex-girlfriend and a friendly vampire who prefers an ice cold beer to the blood of his innocent victims. Along their journey, the trio are hunted by the Saint of Killers, an unstoppable killing machine whose main purpose is to kill Jesse.
Seth Rogen's photo reveals that Genesis will be introduced directly after their teaser. In the comic book, Genesis is the supernatural deity who possesses Custer during his sermon, which sets off his quest to literally find God.
Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg are writing the pilot script and executive producing, with Sam Catlin (Breaking Bad) also serving as executive producer and showrunner. Neal Moritz, Vivian Cannon, Ori Marmur, Ken Levin and Jason Netter are also serving as executive producers.
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