God? It’s me, Jesse… Get set for the road trip of hor­ror

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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?

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