Seth Rogen is officially on-board to develop the series ‘Preacher‘, based on the comic book created by writer Garth Ennis and artist Steve Dillon.

We were first in line to shout ‘Halaluja’ when the news first came in that AMC picked up the project back in November. AMC plans to develop it into a full series. Now we can rejoice further by the announcement of Seth Rogen’s involvement. Seth as we know is a huge fan. This is what he had to say:

“This is amazing! We’ve tried for seven years to work on Preacher and we’re so psyched AMC is finally letting us. It is our favorite comic of all time, and we’re going to do everything we can to do it right. Humperdoo!”

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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. For more Details on Jesse read here.

Ennis had this to say about the project:

“Steve Dillon and I are very happy to see Preacher being developed for TV, which seems a much more natural home for the story than a two-hour movie…Obviously it’s taken awhile, but Ken levin along with Neal Moritz and his team refused to give up, long after the point when I myself grew skeptical, and their unrelenting enthusiasm for the project has gotten us where we need to be.”

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, we can now rest assured that the project is in good hands.


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