Seth Rogen posted a photo on his Twitter feed which confirms that his new AMC show, Preacher, has begun filming. The adaptation of the graphic novel has been rolling around Hollywood for some time, bouncing from feature film to TV show status before landing at the feet of Rogen and frequent collaborator, Evan Goldberg.
Here is the photo regarding Preacher from Rogen’s Twitter feed:
— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) May 13, 2015
Preacher is one of the most celebrated graphic novels of all time, the story of a man of God in a small Texas town who sets out to avenge the decimation of his hometown by supernatural forces.
According to IGN.com the potential plot of the show “revolves around Jesse Custer, a conflicted preacher in a small Texas town who merges with a powerful creature that has escaped from heaven. Along with his ex-gal, Tulip, and an Irish vampire named Cassidy, the three embark on a journey to literally find God”.
The material is perfect for AMC, who has turned The Walking Dead into the biggest show on the tube, and has developed a track record of quality dramatic storytelling.
Seth Rogen will work as a feature writer on Preacher, and will certainly have input along the way in various aspects. AMC’s Preacher stars Dominic Cooper as Jesse Custer, Joseph Gilgun as Jesse’s Irish vampire best friend Cassidy, Ruth Negga as Jesse’s girlfriend Tulip O’Hare, Ian Colletti as Arseface, and W. Earl Brown as Arseface’s father Sheriff Hugo Root. There is no firm day for when Preacher will hit the airwaves, but we do know 2016 will be the year.