With AMC’s ‘Preacher‘ on the way, there has slowly been details trickling out on who is attached behind the camera but not much is known past that. Thankfully at SXSW to support Rogen’s ‘Neighbors’, Evan Goldberg (‘The Watch‘, ‘Pineapple Express’) sat down and started to share his vision on what we’ll be able to expect from his new series when it is released. Fans of Gath Ennis’ work on the comics ‘Preacher’ have been eager to bite into any news coming out on the project so let’s just move straight into it.
One of the concerns of fans would be that there would be a lot of changes from the comics or neutering of the characters. While changes will be made, Rogen did reveal that the series will follow the comics:
“… just had a meeting with AMC and Garth Ennis, who’s the writer, and we all kind of seemed to agree that we’re gonna stay as true to the comic as we can. We need to change some stuff but we’re not gonna change much, I hope. We’re just gonna do a little more of the preamble instead of doing flashbacks and restructure how we dole out the information a little, but we’re gonna [do the] same characters, same story, same ending. We’re gonna try to stick to ‘Preacher’ as best we can. We’re making it with Sam Catlin who did ‘Breaking Bad’, and so he might tell me I’m wrong about all of this and that the real way to do it is different because he’s much smarter and better at all this than I am. But we’re gonna try to stick to what it is as best we can.”
So hey, it sounds like they are trying to keep things pretty accurate as is! That’s great news. Now why choose TV format over movie? With the success of AMC’s other comic themed show, ‘The Walking Dead’, that should be pretty obvious:
“We’re beyond excited, we’ve tried to make it for 10 years. The big difference is everyone else tried to make it a movie and it shouldn’t be a movie. It should be an AMC show, that’s the proper way for it to get done… It’s too big; you can’t do that in a movie. It’s just too big. You’ve gotta learn the characters, it’s all about a love triangle and you need to grow with them and see the woman swayed one way or the other, and in a movie you just can’t accomplish all that.”
AMC, this writing team and Sam Catlin attached? These are all good reasons to get excited for a show that is so long overdue to seeing the light of day. What are your thoughts on ‘Preacher’ making progress on actually being made? Do you have any thoughts on who would be good for casting? Share your thoughts below!
Merging with a bizarre spiritual force called Genesis, Texan Preacher Jesse Custer becomes completely disillusioned with the beliefs that he had dedicated his entire life to. Now possessing the power of “the word,” an ability to make people do whatever he utters, Custer begins a violent and riotous journey across the country. Joined by his gun-toting girlfriend Tulip and the hard drinking Irish vampire Cassidy, the Preacher loses faith in both man and God as he witnesses dark atrocities and improbable calamities during his exploration of America