Thursday, October 15, 2015

Preacher TV Show Will Differ From Comics Because It Pretty Much Has To

For many comic book fans (like me), one of the most hotly anticipated shows of 2016 is Preacher. After years of development, the critically acclaimed, super surreal, ultra-violent comic is finally being adapted for AMC, produced by none other than Seth Rogen and his regular filmmaking partner Evan Goldberg. A duo who aside from being great comic writers, also happen to themselves be huge comic, and Preacher fans.

Now Rogen has spoken about what fans can expect from the show, and how it will differ from the books. It's exciting stuff people, and it is really happening!

I would bet they are gonna have to tone down the violence...a bit...

Rogen was asked about progress on Preacher during an interview for Crave Online to promote his latest film, Steve Jobs. "It's coming along great," he said. "The writers are in Los Angeles in a big room, writing away, trying to plan the series. We're trying to plan the whole season before we start shooting and writing it. So our hope is to start filming in February and I think we'll start airing sometime next summer, basically."

Rogen was also asked about how the story was being broken down, and whether each episode would represent one issue of the comic. "No, we are changing the specifics of how the narrative is unfolding," he explained. "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."

"There's some things that even Garth [Ennis, co-creator of the comic book] will argue, is quick to admit that we probably should not even attempt to put on television. There's some characters, we're talking about maybe we combine these two into one person. 
"But 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. Just the massive tapestry of f**king weirdos."

Preacher was created by Ennis and Steve Dillon, and first published in 1995 by the DC imprint Vertigo to huge acclaim. It tells the story of a smalltown preacher who is possessed by a supernatural creature and controlled by opposing forces of both good and evil. Captain America star Dominic Cooper will take on the role in the new series

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