HOLLYWOOD, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- AMC is developing a television version of 1990s comic series "Preacher" with Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg on tap to write and executive produce.
Sam Catlin is also on tap to executive produce and serve as showrunner, Entertainment Weekly reported.
“Preacher follows Reverend Jesse Custer, a tough Texas preacher who has lost his faith, has learned that God has left Heaven and abandoned His responsibilities. He finds himself the only person capable of tracking God down, demanding answers, and making Him answer for His dereliction of duty. Accompanying Jesse on his journey is his former girlfriend and a friendly vampire who seems to prefer a pint in the pub to the blood of the innocent. On his tail is one of the most iconic bad guys in print -- an immortal, unstoppable killing machine named the Saint of Killers -- a western lone gunman archetype whose sole purpose is to hunt and kill Jesse," AMC's official description of the series said.
A joint statement from Rogen and Goldberg called the project "amazing.""We’ve tried for seven years to work onPreacher and we’re so psyched AMC is finally letting us. It is our favorite comic of all time, and we’re going to do everything we can to do it right. Humperdoo!" they said.