HBO is bringing Ennis' Preacher to the small screen as a series with one hour long episodes
! Holy Shit! How great is that news? Most HBO shows are amazing addictive stuff (see Oz, Wire, Sopranos, etc etc), so this has me giddy with anticipation.
HBO has seen the light and is bringing "Preacher" to the small screen.
The pay cable network is developing a one-hour series based on the popular 1990s Vertigo comics series. Mark Steven Johnson, the writer-director behind comic adaptations "Daredevil" and the upcoming "Ghost Rider," is writing the pilot, while Howard Deutch is attached to direct. Johnson and Deutch will executive produce along with Michael De Luca, George Agusto, Chris Bender and JC Spink.
"Preacher," which ran from 1995-2000, told the story of a down-and-out Texas preacher possessed by Genesis, a supernatural entity conceived by the unnatural coupling of an angel and a demon. Given immense powers, the preacher teamed with an old girlfriend and a hard-drinking Irish vampire and set out on a journey across America to find God -- who apparently had abandoned his duties in heaven -- and hold him accountable for his negligence.
The series was created by Irish-born writer Garth Ennis and British artist Steve Dillon, who will serve as co-executive producers. Ken F. Levin, who reps the duo, also will serve as co-exec producer.
The series -- which developed a rabid fan base -- was known for tackling religious and political issues, its dark and violent sense of humor and its observations of American culture. It also was one of the series that helped define Vertigo, the adult-oriented line of comics from DC Comics.
There have been several attempts to bring the comic to the screen, whether big or small, but nothing stuck. A movie version, to have been produced by Kevin Smith's View Askew, among others, got to the casting stage, with James Marsden attached for the title role and a reported budget of $25 million.
The project reunites Johnson with Deutch; Johnson wrote "Grumpier Old Men," which Deutch directed. Deutch's directing credits include TV's "Gleason," the pilot for "Melrose Place" and the 1986 film "Pretty in Pink." He is repped by ICM.
While its a shame a Kevin Smith Preacher movie will never be made, Preacher will probably work best as a series on HBO. Its not tv, etc etc
steam/ps3 thingie: lostwords Amazon Wishlist!
It's just that he's too much of a fanboy. He lacks perspective.
Oh, I'm not disagreeing - I'm wholeheartedly looking forward to it. Shit, some of the stuff HBO has been churning out for series has been pure gold recently.
Sorry, didn't want to sound like I was attacking you or nothing. I just have seriously high hopes for this. You are right though, the critics won't know what to do with it. I can see critics saying "Deadwood in present day?" and writing it off before giving it a chance. Maybe they can open the series with a big old 10 minute long graphic love scene between an angel and devil, that'll get them going.
It's been a long time since I read Preacher - I cant even remember who Meatman is. But based on some of the stuff we've seen in Soprano's, Oz and the Wire, I cant imagine anything that HBO would censor, especially with Ennis on the staff.
[spoiler:d4955afe46]The Meatman was a midget in the KKK who regularly fucked a woman made of meat inside his slaughterhouse.[/spoiler:d4955afe46]
[spoiler:6180101248]I think they could get away with it. It's not like they ever have to show it, the implication is enough, which is all I thought they showed in the comics as well. I can't remember anything else about him that would be too much for HBO[/spoiler:6180101248]
Though I can totally understand them not getting into his past, which is still cool and I can live with as so long as we see see him take a tank with one bullet
But seriously....how do you REALLY feel about this?
...There's it is: the only loser bigger than the one who doesn't read comic books is the one who wants to but doesn't make time. Spends all his time playing with his Wii and posting on forums.
Rock Band Profile/Rock Band DLC
He was in the running for a movie version.
HBO is developing a mini-series right now to answer some of the Carnivale questions. Ratings on that are going to determine if Book II (seasons 3 and 4, set in 1940) gets made.
Fuckin hell - so it's unofficially cancelled and it depends on a mini-series if it will continue? Almost feels like Spawn...
Unofficially cancelled and it depends on a miniseries is better than their previous decision of officially cancled.
Also, they did indeed show the Meatman in his full meaty glory in the last issue of the Salvation arc.
Also, Sheriff Root is the greatest thing ever.
I can't tell if this is bad or not.
Also, I am thrilled that Preacher is coming to HBO, the best of all possible homes for it. And JUST as I am buying a 42" HDTV.
Twitter | Facebook | Tumblr | Last.fm | Pandora | LibraryThing | formspring | Blue Moon over Seattle (MCFC)
Gamertag: PrimusD | Rock Band DLC | GW:OttW - arrcd | WLD - Thortar
i would have referred to it as 'showing him meatpacking'
No, John Stamos is Jesse. Dave Coulier was Joey.
you two mods are banned
i think you'll be happily surprised by the kind of guy cassidy has been throughout his life
maybe the three of us can share a cell