Variety reported the news, confirming that it’s a pilot order rather than a straight-to-series order as previously rumoured for the adaptation of Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon’s beloved comic.
The pilot will be made next year and will be up for series consideration in 2016.
Rogen and Goldberg stated that “Preacher has been our favorite comic since it first came out. 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.”
AMC executive Joel Stillerman said “Every once in a while you find a project where all the elements line up beautifully. 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. Add to that the passionate and talented Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, and Sam Catlin, an incredible producing team in Neal Moritz, the Original Film team and our good friends at Sony Pictures Television, and we have everything we need to be VERY excited to move forward on Preacher.”
You can buy Preacher: Book One (Gone To Texas) for £11.99 at Amazon.co.uk, and you can find out more about the comics that the series will be judged by with new digital magazine Uncanny Comics.