AMC, the home of "Mad Men", "Breaking Bad" and "The Walking Dead", have given a production 'greenlight' to a TV pilot adapting the Vertigo comic book series "Preacher", by Garth Ennis, Steve Dillon and Glenn Fabry.
The Sony Pictures Television and AMC Studios co-production was developed for TV by Sam Catlin ("Breaking Bad") with Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. Rogen and Goldberg will produce through their Point Grey banner, along with Neal Moritz’s Original Film. The pilot was written by Sam Catlin. Rogen and Goldberg are attached to direct.
"...'Jesse Custer', a preacher in the small Texas town of 'Annville', was accidentally possessed by the supernatural creature named 'Genesis' in an incident which killed his entire congregation and flattened his church.
"Genesis, the product of the unauthorized, unnatural coupling of an angel and a demon, is an infant with no sense of individual will. Jesse Custer, bonded to Genesis, may have become the most powerful being in the whole of living existence.
"Custer, driven by a strong sense of right and wrong, goes on a journey across the US to discover the truth about his new powers. They allow him, when he wills it, to command the obedience of those who hear and comprehend his words.
"He is joined by his old girlfriend 'Tulip O'Hare', as well as the Irish vampire 'Cassidy'.
During the course of their journeys, the three encounter enemies and obstacles both sacred and profane..."
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