AMC is hoping to strike gold again with yet another comic book-based project.
The network announced late Wednesday that it has ordered to pilot Preacher, a new drama based on the '90s comic book series of the same name from Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon. The project was first announced in February.
Preacher follows Jesse, a conflicted preacher in small town Texas who merges with a creature that has escaped from heaven. As a result, he 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 find God. Like, literally find him.
The project hails from Sam Catlin, who previously worked with AMC as a producer on Breaking Bad, Seth Rogen, and Evan Goldberg. Catlin wrote the script, while Rogen and Goldberg are on board to direct and produce.
"Preacher has been our favorite comic since it first came out," Rogen and Goldberg said in a statement. "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."
"Thanks to AMC for completely losing their minds and letting us do this," Catlin added. "I'm so excited to bring Garth Ennis' bloody, amazing and bloody amazing universe to TV."
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