The Preacher TV Series Is A Story About 3 Characters, Big Deal For AMC
The Preacher television series is currently in development at AMC. Speaking to Collider, producers Evan Goldberg and James Weaver gave a status update on the series, saying that they're still in pretty early stages, but that they definitely want the series to focus on the' three main protagonists. "We all agree it's a story about three characters," said Goldberg, "and we need to crack that for television, and we've been meeting with Sam [Catlin] to try and get that done. But there have been no visual conversations yet, but I imagine it will lean heavily on the fact that it is a Southern American, Texas-based story for the large portion of it. And when you chat with Garth [Ennis], it's clear that cowboy movies were a massive influence, so I feel like we'll probably derive some of our look from that. But we also want to be as original as possible. We definitely haven't gotten into the visual part of the conversation yet." The three characters that Goldberg is referring to would be Jesse Custer (the titular preacher}, Tulip (Jesse's girlfriend), and Cassidy (Jesse's vampire best friend). Goldberg and Weaver also stressed that, with Breaking Bad having finished last year and Mad Men also at the tail end of its run, Preacher is an important project for AMC. "It feels like that moment HBO was in after The Sopranos," said Weaver, "where The Sopranos is finished, and they're looking around and saying, 'What's the next thing that's going to be our big deal at the network?' And I think they're hoping against all hope that it's this thing; this tentpole thing they can pair up with The Walking Dead. So they couldn't be more supportive and awesome. We actually made a pretty specific choice that they were the right home for this, so we're definitely hopeful that they're going to be supportive and behind, to be blunt, the craziest version of this because that's the only thing that's going to work."