AMC Orders 'Preacher' TV Series Starring 'Agent Carter' Actor Dominic Cooper And Ruth Negga Of 'Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D'
Sep 10, 2015 08:20 AM EDT | By Nobelle Borines
The popular comic book series 'Preacher' may be one of the most influencial Vertigo comics ever released, and yet there has been no film or series adaptation of Jesse Custer's adventures across America.
That is, until now.
According to TVLine, AMC has just approved a series order for 'Preacher,' a project that is being executive produced by comedian Seth Rogen and his 'This Is The End' co-director Evan Goldberg. Although the series pilot has been ordered earlier this year, the planned show was only green-lighted on Wednesday.
Seth Rogen immediately took to Twitter to spread the good news. The 'Neighbors 2' star also shared the poster for 'Preacher' with the caption, "Preacher is coming to AMC! @evandgoldberg @SamCatlin123! The beginning is nigh!!!"
— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) September 9, 2015
'Preacher' will be a ten-part series featuring 'Agent Carter' star Dominic Cooper as Jesse Custer, Ruth Negga as Tulip O'Hare, Joseph Gilgun as Cassidy, Ian Colletti as Arseface, and W. Earl Brown as Sheriff Hugo Root.
The comic book series 'Preacher' was created by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon in 1995. The comics follows the story of Texan preacher named Jesse Custer, who is accidentally possessed by a powerful being called Genesis. The possession destroyed Jesse's church, but it also made him the most powerful being in the universe.
Oh Jaysis! AMC has officially ordered @Sethrogen's 'Preacher' to series http://t.co/AXTFdFR5nM pic.twitter.com/6zqpFLdB3i — UPROXX (@UPROXX) September 10, 2015
Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg have previously confirmed that they are excited about working on the series for AMC.
"'Preacher' has been our favorite comic since it first came out," Rogen and Goldberg told Deadline last year. "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."
Joel Stillerman, who is AMC's EVP for original programming, echoed the duo's sentiments.
"Every once in a while you find a project where all the elements line up beautifully," Stillerman said. "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."
'Preacher' is expected to premiere on AMC in 2016.