A cult 1990s comic book series is in the works for a TV adaptation after receiving a pilot order. EW.com’s Inside TV reports that the comic series “Preacher,” from writer Garth Ennis and artist Steve Dillon, received a pilot order from AMC.
Sam Catlin from “Breaking Bad” will be the adaptation’s executive producer and showrunner, with Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg (“This Is the End”) executive producing and directing the pilot, which will be made next summer.
The report cites AMC’s official description of the project saying: “Based on Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon’s twisted ‘90s comic book series, ‘Preacher’ is about Jesse Custer, a conflicted Preacher in a small Texas town who merges with a creature that has escaped from heaven and develops the ability to make anyone do anything he says. Along with his ex-girlfriend, Tulip, and an Irish vampire named Cassidy, the three embark on a journey to literally find God.”
The project could air on AMC sometime in 2016, the report notes.