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Rogen on “Preacher”: There’s Stuff Even Ennis Wouldn’t Attempt on TV

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Rogen on “Preacher”: There’s Stuff Even Ennis Wouldn’t Attempt on TV

During an interview with Crave Online, “Preacher” executive producer Seth Rogen explained how faithful the show will be to the comics, series creator Garth Ennis’ take on the adaptation, when fans can expect to see the series and more.

“There’s some things that even Garth will argue, is quick to admit that we probably should not even attempt to put on television,” he said. “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.]”

“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!” he added.

As to when “Preacher” will reach AMC, he revealed, “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.”

Based on Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon’s acclaimed comic, “Preacher” stars Dominic Cooper as Jesse Custer, Ruth Negga as Jesse’s ex-girlfriend Tulip, Gilgun as his vampire friend Cassidy, Colletti as Arseface and Lucy Griffiths as Emily, a character created for the TV show.

Executive producer and co-director Seth Rogen developed “Preacher” for AMC alongside frequent collaborator Evan Goldberg, who also serves as co-director on the pilot. The pair also directed the feature films “This is the End” and “The Interview.” “Breaking Bad” alum Sam Catlin, who wrote the pilot, will serve as showrunner.

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