We love you AMC! Not only have you given us some of the greatest TV shows ever (The Walking Dead, Breaking Bad) but one of our favourite comic books Preacher is on its way to the silver screen! We’ve had Preacher on our list of Comic Books we want to see on the on the silver screen for quite some time now!
Badass Digest reports that AMC has officially ordered a pilot to be made based on the popular comic book series Preacher. If the pilot can pull it off, then expect another dark kick-ass show coming our way!
Preacher was created by writer Garth Ennis and artist Steve Dillon and tells the story of Jesse Custer, a preacher in the small Texas town of Annville. Custer was accidentally possessed by the supernatural creature named Genesis in an incident which killed his entire congregation and flattened his church.
Here’s more detail on the story:
Genesis, the product of the unauthorized, unnatural coupling of an angel and a demon, is an infant with no sense of individual will. However, as it is composed of both pure goodness and pure evil, it might have enough power to rival that of God Himself. In other words, Jesse Custer, bonded to Genesis, may have become the most powerful being in the whole of living existence.
Custer, driven by a strong sense of right and wrong, goes on a journey across the United States attempting to (literally) find God, who abandoned Heaven the moment Genesis was born. He also begins to discover the truth about his new powers. They allow him, when he wills it, to command the obedience of those who hear and comprehend his words. He is joined by his old girlfriend Tulip O’Hare, as well as a hard-drinking Irish vampire named Cassidy.
During the course of their journeys, the three encounter enemies and obstacles both sacred and profane, including: the Saint of Killers, an invincible, quick-drawing, perfect-aiming, come-lately Angel of Death answering only to “He who sits on the throne”; a disfigured suicide attempt survivor turned rock-star named Arseface; a serial-killer called the ‘Reaver-Cleaver’; The Grail, a secret organization controlling the governments of the world and protecting the bloodline of Jesus; Herr Starr, ostensible Allfather of the Grail, a megalomaniac with a penchant for prostitutes, who wishes to use Custer for his own ends; several fallen angels; and Jesse’s own redneck ‘family’ — particularly his nasty Cajun grandmother, her mighty bodyguard Jody, and the ‘animal-loving’ T.C.
A feature film has been in the works since 1998, being cancelled and resurrected over and over again. Kevin Smith, DJ Caruso, and Sam Mendes were all attached to direct the film at some point. Finally, after all this time it looks like we might see it as a TV series before a movie.