Not being familiar with the DC comic book Preacher I have no blueprint with which to compare or judge the interpretation that Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg will be bringing to AMC. I am however fully aware of how over critical comic book fans get when producers and studios get anywhere close to their sacred comics!
Now I know there will plenty of you out there that will have your concerns about the project and how true to the comic books Rogan and Golberg will be. Now Seth Rogen is a self proclaimed huge fan of the comic and in an interview with CraveOnline he gives more details on how they plan to tell their version of the story.
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.]
When asked about the spin off content from the comics this is what Rogen had to say.
In some capacity. I mean there’s some things that even Garth will argue, is quick to admit that we probably should not even attempt to put on television. There’s some characters, we’re talking about maybe we combine these two into one person. But to us the tangential element is one of our favorite things. The fact that it does go off into these other worlds and explore these other characters, I mean that’s something that we wholeheartedly intend on indulging in because it’s one of the best parts about the comic. Just the massive tapestry of fucking weirdos. [Laughs.]
From that it seems that Rogen and Golberg will be going in their own direction with this and looking at more creative ways to tell the story of Jesse Custer. As someone that has not read the comics that’s fine with me, although I have a feeling not everyone will share that sentiment.
What do you Preacher fans think? Should they stick more to the original source material? Is funny man Rogen the man for the job? Are you happy with Dominic Cooper playing the famous priest? I would love to know.
Preacher is scheduled for release mid 2016.
Last Updated: October 8, 2015
October 8, 2015 at 13:14
The comic has alot of narrative pertaining to American deep southern culture, including hillbillies, racism and contemporary stereotypes of foreigners. I assume the racism specifically will be removed since its a touchy subject and also the fact that they casted Ruth Negga as Tulip. I can understand this move although i thought the comics beauty was in its vulgarity.
So i will definitely be looking forward to watching this.
Also, I really wanted to see the internet’s reaction to seeing an 75 year old midget fucking a fresh meat puppet in a slaughterhouse.