The project follows 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.
“This Is the End” team Rogen and Goldberg are executive producing the pilot, which hails from AMC Studios and Sony Pictures Television, and are also attached to direct, with Sam Catlin (AMC’s “Breaking Bad”) executive producing and serving as showrunner. Catlin also wrote the pilot.
Neal Moritz, Vivian Cannon and Ori Marmur are also executive producing, as well as Ken Levi and Jason Netter.
“Preacher has been our favorite comic since it first came out,” Rogen and Goldberg said. “Garth Ennis is one of our idols and it’s an incredible honor to be working on this. We promise we won’t make too many dick jokes and ruin it.”
“Every once in a while you find a project where all the elements line up beautifully. With ‘Preacher,’ it starts with a bold, compelling and thought-provoking comic book series from Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon and a whole lot of fans who already know Jesse Custer, Cassidy, and Tulip,” Joel Stillerman, AMC’s executive vice president of original programming, production and digital content, added.
Production on the pilot is slated for next summer for series consideration in 2016.