Preacher Might Be Coming to AMC

Jason McDonald

The other day I briefly touched on AMC’s desire to find a new hit show to fill out their schedule.  The network isn’t in any danger of sinking after losing shows like “Breaking Bad” and “Mad Men”, but they can’t stay out of the ratings race for too long.  And while they do have “The Walking Dead” and a potential spin-off series to prop them up for now, those zombie legs can’t last forever.

So what do you do when you’re looking for inspiration?  Return to the source from whence your last hit came.  According to Bad Ass Digest, AMC might be looking to the world of comics for another potential series.  Anonymous sources have told the site that AMC has gone ahead and given a pilot order for “Preacher”.

“Preacher” is part of the Vertigo line of DC comics and was written by Garth Ennis.  The comic originally ran from 1995 to 2000 and told the tale of a Preacher named Jesse Custer who is blessed with divine powers when he’s possessed by a supernatural being.  Jesse soon learns that God has left his post in heaven so he sets off, along with his girlfriend and their drunk Irish vampire friend, to find out why.  The plot may sound a little dry, but I’ll assure you, the comic is one of the craziest journeys you’ll ever experience.

In fact, if AMC were to make this a true adaptation of the comic series, it’ll further push the content rating boundaries previously established by “The Walking Dead” and “Breaking Bad”.  Which, on a network like HBO, wouldn’t be a big deal.  For AMC, though, that could prove to be a challenge as they have advertisers to appeal too.  However, it’s not hard to imagine a slightly toned-down, but still aggressively obscene “Preacher” making it to television.

Without any confirmation from AMC that this is happening, I’d slide this into the rumor column for now.  Networks make it known that they’re pursuing a pilot order, though, so it might not be long before the truth comes out about this one.

Preacher comics


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      1. Gavin Lawley November 17, 2013 at 1:18 am

        Not getting my hopes up

      2. Chris Kessinger November 17, 2013 at 1:24 am

        Ed Haas

      3. Ed Haas November 17, 2013 at 1:29 am

        Chris Kessinger yes! Someone needs to do it. It screams TV adaptation.

      4. Tyler Gee November 17, 2013 at 1:33 am

        I hope they do it right. It will be awesome if they do.

        • Tyler Gee November 17, 2013 at 1:34 am

          I wanna see Crossed on Showtime or something like that. That would be an amazing show haha

      5. Michael Malott November 17, 2013 at 1:56 am

        wow that going to be rated MA!!!!!!

      6. Davina Valentine November 17, 2013 at 2:00 am

        I love that graphic novel series.

      7. Michael Malott November 17, 2013 at 2:01 am

        can they pull it off I mean it makes Oz look like a show on NBC sorry. I have all the issues

      8. Matt Johnson November 17, 2013 at 2:43 am

        There’s no way this is going to happen. I know it, you know it, dogs know it.

      9. John Shaw November 17, 2013 at 6:18 am

        I want more constantine.

      10. Chuva November 17, 2013 at 7:46 am

        I’m confident that AMC would f*ck this up, as bad as they’ve f*cked up Walking Dead.

      11. Liana Michelle Windhorst November 17, 2013 at 3:18 pm

        William Boswell