Preacher TV series will “stick to what it is”

Evan Goldberg promises to make his and Seth Rogen’s AMC Preacher TV show faithful

preacherEvan Goldberg has stated that his and Seth Rogen’s upcoming TV series of Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon’s Vertigo comic series Preacher will “stick to what it is as best we can.”

Speaking to Collider, the co-writer of This Is The End and Pineapple Express revealed that the show is still in its early stages.

“We just had a meeting with AMC and Garth Ennis, who’s the writer, and we all kind of seemed to agree that we’re gonna stay as true to the comic as we can,” he stated. “We need to change some stuff but we’re not gonna change much, I hope. We’re just gonna do a little more of the preamble instead of doing flashbacks and restructure how we dole out the information a little, but we’re gonna [do the] same characters, same story, same ending. We’re gonna try to stick to Preacher as best we can. We’re making it with Sam Catlin who did Breaking Bad, and so he might tell me I’m wrong about all of this and that the real way to do it is different because he’s much smarter and better at all this than I am. But we’re gonna try to stick to what it is as best we can.”

While some eyebrows were raised at the choice of Goldberg and Rogen to adapt the much-loved blasphemous comic, anyone who’s seen the hilarious apocalyptic filth of This Is The End will be able to detect the influence of Ennis and Dillon. Goldberg reassured the site that they’re just as passionate about Preacher as we are.

“We’re beyond excited, we’ve tried to make it for 10 years,” he explained. “The big difference is everyone else tried to make it a movie and it shouldn’t be a movie. It should be an AMC show, that’s the proper way for it to get done… It’s too big; you can’t do that in a movie. It’s just too big. You’ve gotta learn the characters, it’s all about a love triangle and you need to grow with them and see the woman swayed one way or the other, and in a movie you just can’t accomplish all that.”

You can buy Preacher: Book One (Gone To Texas) for £10.34 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.