AMC's PREACHER TV Series Officially Ordered!

AMCs PREACHER TV Series Officially Ordered!

Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon‘s comic book Preacher TV adaptation has officially received a full TV series order from AMC. AMC previously ordered a pilot episode back in December 2014. AMC’s Preacher Season 1 will consist of 10 one-hour episodes. Sam Catlin, Seth Rogen, and Evan Goldberg are set to star in the Preacher TV series that will air sometime in mid-2016.

Press Release: NEW YORK, NY - September 9, 2015 - AMC today announced it has ordered a series based on the twisted and popular ‘90s comic book franchise "Preacher," created by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon. The Sony Pictures Television and AMC Studios co-production was developed for television by Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg ("This Is the End," "Superbad," "Neighbors") and showrunner Sam Catlin ("Breaking Bad"). Rogen & Goldberg will produce the series through their Point Grey banner, along with Neal Moritz’s Original Film. AMC has ordered 10 one-hour episodes, with an expected premiere date in mid-2016.

"Preacher" is the story of Jesse Custer (Dominic Cooper, "Agent Carter"), a conflicted Preacher in a small Texas town who is inhabited by a mysterious entity that allows him to develop a highly unconventional power. Jesse, his ex-girlfriend, Tulip (Ruth Negga, "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D."), and an Irish vampire named Cassidy (Joseph Gilgun, "This Is England") embark on a journey to, literally, find God.

"Garth Ennis’ ‘Preacher’ is, above all, about great characters - something we look for in all of our series," said Joel Stillerman, president of originalprogramming and development for AMC and SundanceTV. "The fact that it is also darkly funny, has some great supernatural elements, and takes us on an incredible adventure is just the icing on the cake. The incredible creative team behind this show - led by Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, Sam Catlin and Neal Moritz - made a pilot that completely blew us away, and we know the series will satisfy and surprise fans of the comics, and captivate fans of great TV everywhere."

"We started reading the comic when it first came out in the ‘90s," said Rogen & Goldberg. "In many ways Garth’s sense of drama and comedy and Steve Dillon’s visual aesthetic helped form our style, and the idea that we are actually bringing ‘Preacher’ to life is a dream come true. This is the craziest thing ever and we can’t wait to move forward and work our asses off to make it the best it can be."

Sam Catlin said: "Couldn’t be more happy with Sony/AMC’s decision to bring Garth’s amazing ‘Preacher’ to television. Can’t wait to spend some quality time with vampires, psychopaths, rednecks and God."

Other previously announced series regulars include Ian Colletti as Eugene Root aka Arseface, W. Earl Brown as Hugo Root and Lucy Griffiths as Emily. Rogen & Goldberg directed the pilot, which was written by Catlin.

Credits:

EP/W: Sam Catlin

EPs: Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg and James Weaver for Point Grey Pictures

EP: Neal Moritz, Vivian Cannon and Ori Marmur for Original Film

EPs: Ken Levin, Jason Netter

Co-EPs: Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon

About AMC

Whether commemorating favorite films from every genre and decade, or creating acclaimed original programming, AMC brings to its audience something deeper, something richer, Something More. The network reigns as the only cable network in history ever to win the Emmy(R) Award for Outstanding Drama Series four years in a row with "Mad Men," and six of the last seven with current back-to-back honoree, "Breaking Bad." The network boasts the most-watched drama series in basic cable history and the number one show on television among adults 18-49 for the last three years with "The Walking Dead." AMC’s current original drama series include "Mad Men," "The Walking Dead," "Better Call Saul," "Hell on Wheels," "TURN: Washington’s Spies," "Halt and Catch Fire," "Humans," "Fear the Walking Dead," and the forthcoming "Into the Badlands," "The Night Manager" and "Broke." AMC also explores authentic worlds and discussion with original shows like "Talking Dead," "The Making of The Mob," "Comic Book Men" and the upcoming "The West." AMC is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc. and its sister networks include IFC, SundanceTV, BBC America and WE tv. AMC is available across all platforms, including on-air, online, on demand and mobile. AMC: Something More.

"Preacher" (2016)

Synopsis: After a supernatural event at his church, a preacher enlists the help of a vampire to find God.
Cast: Jackie Earle Haley, Graham McTavish, Dominic Cooper, W. Earl Brown, Bonita Friedericy, Ruth Negga, Grizelda Quintana, Julian Wondolowski, Rodger Larance, Brian Huskey, Jetto Dorsainville, Elizabeth Perkins, J. Nathan Simmons, Edward A. Duran, Ricky Mabe, Joseph Gilgun, Andrei Lapionak, Danny Winn, Jose B. Martinez, Lucas Neff, Jamie Anne Allman, Yolanda Aragon, Thomas Barbusca, Elias Hanlon, Anatol Yusef, Ian Colletti, Tom Brooke, Tim Mikulecky, Derek Wilson, Irungu Mutu
Directors: Evan Goldberg, Seth Rogen, Michael Slovis
Genres: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Adventure
Year: 2016
Runtime: 60
Writers: Sam Catlin, Evan Goldberg, Seth Rogen, Steve Dillon, Garth Ennis, Mary Laws, Craig Rosenberg
Producers: Sam Catlin, Evan Goldberg, Seth Rogen, Vivian Cannon, Steve Dillon, Garth Ennis, Ken F. Levin, Ori Marmur, Neal H. Moritz, Jason Netter, Michael Slovis, Matt Tauber, James Weaver, Sara Goodman, W. Mark McNair, Rebecca Moline, Craig Rosenberg
Musicians: Dave Porter
Editors: Tyler L. Cook, Daniel Gabbe, Hunter M. Via

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