'Preacher' TV Series Update: Why Is Seth Rogen Taking A Different Direction From The Comic Book?
Oct 09, 2015 09:10 AM EDT | By Nobelle Borines
Fans of the Vertigo comic book series 'Preacher' are probably sitting on their thumbs waiting for the TV show based on the comics. The AMC series, which will star 'Agent Carter' actor Dominic Cooper as Jesse Custer, is expected to start filming by February next year.
However, fans need to be warned. Executive producer Seth Rogen has just told CraveOnline that the 'Preacher' TV series will take a different direction from Garth Ennis' creation.
"We are changing the specifics of how the narrative is unfolding," Rogen admitted. "A lot of the building blocks we are not changing, a lot of characters we're keeping, but we want to make a show that if you're a fan of the comic, you don't know what to expect."
Yep, that means that the 'Preacher' series will not be following the comic book's storyline too closely.
"We have no interest honestly in just doing a literal page-to-page adaptation. It just seems like the most boring creative endeavor one could go on!" Rogen said with a laugh.
Despite taking a different direction with the 'Preacher' TV series, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg might still have some trouble bringing in all the interesting characters from the original comic book series and its spin-offs. Nevertheless, the 'Jobs' star says the show will fit everyone in "in some capacity."
"There's some things that even Garth will argue, is quick to admit that we probably should not even attempt to put on television," Rogen said. "There's some characters, we're talking about maybe we combine these two into one person."
Seth Rogen also admitted that the wide spectrum of characters is one of the first things that drew them to the project.
"To us the tangential element is one of our favorite things. The fact that it does go off into these other worlds and explore these other characters, I mean that's something that we wholeheartedly intend on indulging in because it's one of the best parts about the comic," he said. "Just the massive tapestry of f--king weirdos," he added with a laugh.
The 'Preacher' TV series is expected to air on AMC by summer 2016.