Things are looking up for Preacher as it’s now gotten a series pickup after completion of the pilot for AMC. With Seth Rogen hitting Twitter showcasing a promotional poster for the show, it’s been confirmed by AMC that it will get a ten episode order and with plans for a mid-2016 launch with May being the expected period as they transition out of their winter slate of shows.
“Garth Ennis’ Preacher is, above all, about great characters – something we look for in all of our series,” said Joel Stillerman, president of original programming 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”
After being in the works in general for ten years and then getting a script order earlier this year at AMC, Preacher now has a pilot order for 2015 that would go to series in 2016 if picked up. The pilot has been written by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg with Sam Catlin set to be showrunner. The series will star Dominic Cooper as Jesse, Joseph Gilgun as Cassidy, Ruth Negga as Tulip, Ian Colletti as Arseface and Tom Brooke as Fiore
Plot concept: Preacher is about Jesse Custer, a conflicted Preacher in a small Texas town who merges with a creature that has escaped from heaven and develops the ability to make anyone do anything he says. Along with his ex-girlfriend, Tulip, and an Irish vampire named Cassidy, the three embark on a journey to literally find God.