PREACHER Stills Showcase Jesse, Tulip, and Cassidy
AMC is best known for such hit dramas as The Walking Dead, Breaking Bad, and Mad Men, putting Preacher – the upcoming television adaptation of Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon’s comic book series – in good company. Developed by executive producers Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen (This is The End, Neighbors), the show focuses on Jesse Custer (Dominic Cooper), a preacher living in Anville County, Texas. He’s not any ol’ preacher – he’s possessed by Genesis, the outcast child of an angel and a demon. Setting out on an unlikely spiritual quest, Jesse – with ex-girlfriend Tulip (Ruth Negga) and Cassidy (Joseph Gilgun), an Irish vampire – is in for one hell of a ride.
Following the debut trailer in November, AMC has released three new stills offering fans another look at Jesse, Tulip, and Cassidy:
In October, Rogen drew criticism for revealing that the television series wouldn’t be a page-to-page adaptation – telling CraveOnline that some liberties would be taken with the source material. “We are changing the specifics of how the narrative is unfolding. A lot of the building blocks we are not changing, a lot of characters we’re keeping, but we want to make a show that if you’re a fan of the comic, you don’t know what to expect,” Rogen shared. “And we have no interest honestly in just doing a literal page-to-page adaptation. It just seems like the most boring creative endeavor one could go on!”
Rogen added that the intention was to more or less adapt all the material “in some capacity,” saying, “I mean, there’s some things that even Garth will argue, is quick to admit that we probably should not even attempt to put on television. There’s some characters, we’re talking about maybe we combine these two into one person. But to us the tangential element is one of our favorite things,” he elaborated. “The fact that it does go off into these other worlds and explore these other characters, I mean that’s something that we wholeheartedly intend on indulging in because it’s one of the best parts about the comic. Just the massive tapestry of f—ing weirdos.”
Preacher currently has no set premiere date, and will debut later this year on AMC.