“Preacher is coming to AMC! @evandgoldberg @SamCatlin123! The beginning is nigh!!!” Rogen tweeted from his official account. The show will premiere in 2016, but no premiere date has been set. Rogen also released the first poster for the series (below).
The project, based on the graphic novel series by Garth Ennis and drawn by Steve Dillon, follows Jesse Custer (Dominic Cooper), 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 (Ruth Negga), and an Irish vampire named Cassidy (Joseph Gilgun), the three embark on a journey to literally find God.
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.