Saturday, November 16, 2013

Pilot for the Comic 'Preacher' Heading to AMC?

Courtesy: Badass Digest
After many years of speculation, it appears that AMC has ordered a pilot for a new series based on the cult-classic comic book, "Preacher."

Originally released in 1995 by Vertigo, "Preacher" is the brain child of Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon. For those of who aren't familiar with the comic, here is a brief rundown. No spoilers!

Merging with a bizarre spiritual force called Genesis, Texan Preacher Jesse Custer becomes completely disillusioned with the beliefs that he had dedicated his entire life to. Now possessing the power of “the word,” an ability to make people do whatever he utters, Custer begins a violent and riotous journey across the country. Joined by his gun-toting girlfriend Tulip and the hard drinking Irish vampire Cassidy, the Preacher loses faith in both man and God as he witnesses dark atrocities and improbable calamities during his exploration of America.

Originally reported over at Badass Digest, it looks like D.J Caruso ("Disturbia," "Eagle Eye") has been attached to direct. Caruso himself claimed to be attached to the project earlier this year. The rest of the creative team behind this gritty and dark addition to the AMC line-up has yet to be released, but once we get more information on the project, you will be the first to know!

-Nowal Massari