Seth Rogen who’s the writer and creator of the Preacher live action television series, that will be airing on AMC next summer, spoke to Crave Online while promoting his latest film Steve Jobs, where he was then asked on an update on Preacher, which he spoke on how they were changing the material from the comic book series for the television series, to keep fans of the comic series on their toes and even speaks a bit on the idea of a spin-off series.
I have to ask for an update on Preacher because we’re all super excited about it. How is it coming along?
It’s coming along great! The writers are in Los Angeles in a big room, writing away, trying to plan the series. We’re trying to plan the whole season before we start shooting and writing it. So our hope is to start filming in February and I think we’ll start airing sometime next summer, basically.
How much material do you think you can cover in an entire season? Is it going to be one episode, one issue?
No, we are changing the specifics of how the narrative is unfolding. A lot of the building blocks we are not changing, a lot of characters we’re keeping, but we want to make a show that if you’re a fan of the comic, you don’t know what to expect. And we have no interest honestly in just doing a literal page-to-page adaptation. It just seems like the most boring creative endeavor one could go on! [Laughs.]
Do you have the Preacher spin-offs? There were ancillary characters…
Oh yeah, I’ve read everything. I’ve read almost everything Garth Ennis has ever written, yeah.
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