Seth Rogen Says ‘Incredibly Crazy Ideas’ In Store For ‘Preacher’ TV Series
Seth Rogen and co-writer Evan Goldberg's foray into the world of comics adaptations, The Green Hornet, wasn't a box office hit and led to some highly divergent opinions.
Even so, the writing duo is working with Sam Catlin, who wrote a good many episodes of Breaking Bad, on AMC's new Preacher series, and according to Rogen, there's some seriously nutty stuff in store -- ideas that will expand on the comic -- for the show.
Here's what Rogen had to say about Preacher in an interview with Slashfilm:
Me and Evan are writing it write now with the help of Sam Catlin and we’ve come up with a lot of incredibly crazy ideas. [Laughs] It’s a fun thing to riff on and talk about. We’re definitely trying to expand on some of the ideas in the comic and make it that…we love most of the main cornerstones of the comic but we’re trying to make it that even if you’ve read the comic you should not know exactly what to expect from the TV show.
Rogen and Goldberg certainly don't seem like the first names one would think of when considering who should adapt Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon's classic Vertigo series to television, but the approach he describes here -- sticking to the premise of the comic while changing it up a bit for a new medium -- sounds reasonable. In many ways, that's what's happened with The Walking Dead on AMC
We've seen examples of TV adaptations of Vertigo series that seem to only keep tiny pieces of the basic premise and change everything else. Hopefully Rogen, Goldberg and Catlin's approach to Preacher leaves Jesse Custer, Tulip and Cassidy intact while adding some new twists and turns.