We’ve been looking forward to see more about AMC’s ‘Preacher‘ and now we have the show’s synopsis and know that the first official trailer will drop!
Little has been known about what we’ll see in Seth Rogen’s and Evan Goldberg’s take on the characters or how much it would stay true to the source material. Aside from casting announcements and a few images we really haven’t had much to go on and now all of that is finally changing. Below is the official synopsis of the series released by AMC:
AMC is bringing fans “The Walking Dead Mega SWunday” event on November 1st at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT. During the all-new extended 90-minute episode of “The Walking Dead,” AMC will air the world premiere of the trailer for AMC’s upcoming, highly anticipated series “Preacher,” as well as the television premiere of the “Into the Badlands” trailer.
In this all-new episode of “The Walking Dead,” “Here’s Not Here,” written by Scott M. Gimple and directed by Stephen Williams, the survivors must ask themselves who can be trusted, and better yet, can they change? Critics continue to praise the series, including Verne Gay of Newsday, who calls it “exceptional.”
Based on the twisted and popular ‘90s comic book franchise of the same name, “Preacher,” created by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon, is the story of Jesse Custer (Dominic Cooper) a conflicted Preacher in a small Texas town who is inhabited by a mysterious entity that allows him to develop a highly unconventional power. Jesse, his ex-girlfriend, Tulip (Ruth Negga), and an Irish vampire named Cassidy (Joseph Gilgun) embark on a journey to, literally, find God. The Sony Pictures Television and AMC Studios co-production was developed for television by Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg (“This Is the End,” “Superbad,” “Neighbors”) and showrunner Sam Catlin (“Breaking Bad”). The series is set to premiere mid-2016.
At the very least it sounds as if they’ll be sticking to the original plot for the most part. We’ve also learned that the first footage of the show is coming this weekend! During the 90-minute special episode of ‘The Walking Dead,’ we’ll be able to finally get a look at how it is being brought to the big screen. Hopefully they’ll be able to adapt the controversial series in a way that will have wide appeal with fans of ‘The Walking Dead’ as this could be the perfect lead in to the network’s flagship series.
Are you looking forward to checking out ‘Preacher’? Do you think we’re in for a treat or is this going to be painful to watch for fans of the comic? Share your thoughts below!
Source: Comic Book Movie