After several false starts over the years, in various incarnations, Preacher is coming to television to try to save your souls and/or rake in additional viewers for AMC. The adaptation of the comic by writer Garth Ennis and artist Steve Dillon is executive produced by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg; they’ve been fans of the comic since it debuted in the latter half of the ’90s and first considered pursuing Preacher when they were filming Pineapple Express.
During a recent press conference Rogen said, “We were just picking up some momentum as writers, so we were like, ‘We’re writers now. We’re making an action comedy. Maybe they’ll let us make Preacher.'” It eventually fell in place when they met Neal Moritz on The Green Hornet. “We actually developed a very good relationship with him and he started controlling the property eventually and he had heard us talk about it nonstop,” Rogen said.