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Does AMC Have Its Next ‘Walking Dead’ in the Pipeline?

Mar 15, 2016  •  Post A Comment

After achieving success beyond any expectations with “The Walking Dead” series, AMC is hoping it has its next hit comic book adaptation lined up in Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s “Preacher.”

The pilot premiered Monday at the SXSW festival, and Variety reports that it received a “rapturous reaction.”

“In its world premiere screening at the Paramount Theater, the TV iteration of Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon’s controversial comic drew raucous laughter, applause and outright cheers from the packed house, even in scenes that Rogen later admitted he wasn’t sure would earn a laugh,” Variety reports, quoting Rogen saying during a Q&A session after the screening: “I turned to Evan during the screening and said, ‘We’re in a room with the most f—ed-up people.”

Variety adds: “The property has been a passion project for Rogen and Goldberg since they were kids, the co-directors and executive producers said, and they’ve been fighting to adapt it for 10 years.” Adds Rogen: “We read the comic book from when it first came out, and as soon as we had any power in Hollywood, we tried to make it. It’s always been in the hands of more successful and more talented people than us, and somehow they all f—ed it up and it rolled downhill into our laps somehow, which I’m very grateful for.”

preacher amc“Preacher” (AMC)

 

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