The comedic talents of Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg may not always have a guiding hand in AMC’s Preacher, though the pilot more than carried some visceral influence. If you don’t believe us, take it from pair themselves, as AMC released the Preacher pilot with Rogen and Goldberg’s commentary!
The gag itself made headlines months ago at SXSW, but that didn’t stop Preacher fans from a shocked chortle at Tom Cruise’s explosive cameo in the AMC comic drama’s premiere. We’ve heard a bit of Cruise’s reaction, but now Preacher bosses explain the bizarre bit, while AMC releases new sneak peeks of the show’s June 5 return “See.”
AMC’s Preacher has been in development long enough that executive producer Seth Rogen once sought to audition for Arseface in a different production, and everything appears to have come full circle. Not only did Rogen make his own Preacher, the Neighbors 2 star made his own Preacher of his own Preacher, recreating the trailer with himself starring in every role.
One Garth Ennis comic adaptation for Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg simply wasn’t enough, and now the duo are at it again. Following initial development, the two will next direct and produce an adaptation of Ennis’ superhero-policing The Boys at Cinemax, written by a familiar name for Supernatural fans.
You didn’t think AMC would let The Walking Dead Season 6 fianle weekend go by without a sneak peek of its next big horror hit, did you? You best go see the Preacher, now that the AMC comic drama has a brand-new teaser trailer filled with new footage.
You might not know it by the solemn first trailer, but AMC’s long-awaited Preacher adaptation will bring plenty of weirdness and colorful characters with outlandish afflictions. Case in point, the first official photo of Eugene “Arseface” Root has arrived, a bit scaled down from the comics, but no less unseemly.
Preacher promotion will be heating up, now that we have an official premiere date and reviews coming out of SXSW, and already AMC has a new sacrificial offering. Go behind the scenes with Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg for a new look at the sinful comic-adapted drama!
Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon’s Preacher is one of those tricky properties to properly adapt. Remain too faithful and you run the risk of creating a laughably absurd, tonally catastrophic mess. Venture too far away from the source material and you may alienate the very fan base you wish to please. Thankfully, producers Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg and showrunner Sam Catlin have hit that rare sweet spot, and though the pilot episode of AMC’s Preacher does recalibrate some of Ennis and Dillon’s basic plotting and setups, the essential spirit and characters of the graphic novel remain delightfully the same.
It’s been a long road to get Preacher in live-action, and at last we know when that road will end. AMC has officially set a May premiere for the Seth Rogen-Evan Goldberg adapted series, serving up a smokey new poster of our new Preacher in action.
Even after a first trailer, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s AMC Preacher adaptation still feels somewhat opaque, without even a 2016 premiere date. At least know that Jesse Custer will be in sinfully good company, as Watchmen breakout Jackie Earle Haley has joined Preacher in a villainous role straight out of the original comics by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon.