It had been awhile since we heard that AMC had picked up ‘Preacher‘ and that Seth Rogen (‘This Is the End‘, ‘Superbad’) was on board with the project. Now we’re finally learning some details from the actor/producer/writer about what to expect in the small screen adaptation of the comic such as what we’ll be seeing in it, a little bit of the feel for the show, and what will change from the source material.
While it is easy to be weary of Rogen and Evan Golberg working on a comic property after the disasterous work on 2011’s ‘The Green Hornet’, it sounds as if they are going to be sticking to the source material as much as possible this time around. . How much exactly? Here’s what Rogan had to say:
“Me and Evan are writing it write now with the help of Sam Catlin and we’ve come up with a lot of incredibly crazy ideas. [Laughs] It’s a fun thing to riff on and talk about. We’re definitely trying to expand on some of the ideas in the comic and make it that…we love most of the main cornerstones of the comic but we’re trying to make it that even if you’ve read the comic you should not know exactly what to expect from the TV show.”
Well, some originality can be welcomed. There have been changes to both ‘Game of Thrones‘ and ‘The Walking Dead‘ that have worked well. Of course, in the case of the latter there have been some changes that didn’t sit as well also. Still, a lot of how fans will react will be in how much they are diverging from the story. Are they going to flesh out characters and add some side plots that fit with the plot? That could be OK. Are they going to completely re-write arcs or change Jesse, Tulip, and Cassidy’s quest or how they interact with each other? That could be a shame and lose old fans and push the audience away with how great their interactions could be.
What do you think of Rogen’s commenting about not exactly knowing what to expect from the show? While I personally like a surprise or two in an ongoing series, are you happy to hear he will add an original spin or are you worried about what will end up on screen? Share your thoughts below!
Source: Screen Rant