God? It’s me, Jesse… Get set for the road trip of horror
While many still mourn the cancellation of Constantine, another adaptation of a DC/ Vertigo supernatural horror hit is making its way to TV in the form of Preacher. Based on the fan fave comic book by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon, the show chronicles the adventures of Jesse Custer, the titular holy man (played by Dominic Cooper), who finds himself possessed by a most unholy creature. With his hard-nosed ex-girlfriend Tulip O’Hare (Agents Of SHIELD’s Ruth Negga) and best friend Cassidy (an Irish vampire played by Misfits’ Joe Gilgun), Jesse makes his way across an unforgiving America on a quest to find God.
Producer Seth Rogen directs the pilot with regular writing partner Evan Goldberg. In the States, Preacher will screen on AMC, the network responsible for The Walking Dead.
“Garth Ennis’s Preacher is, above all, about great characters – something we look for in all of our series,” says AMC president Joel Stillerman. “The fact that it is also darkly funny, has some great supernatural elements and takes us on an incredible adventure is just the icing on the cake.” Joseph McCabe
Let’s pray that it’s good.
He can’t be as rude as Rudy, can he?