7:10pm PT by Lesley Goldberg
Watch the Trailer for AMC's 'Preacher' Adaptation
Fanboys, rejoice. AMC on Sunday released the trailer for its take on the controversial comic book series Preacher.
The teaser aired during Sunday's 90-minute episode of The Walking Dead — which likely had diehard fans waiting to find out about Glenn's (Steven Yeun) fate after last week's epic cliffhanger.
Based on Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon's 1990s comic series from DC Comics imprint Vertigo, Preacher revolves around Rev. Jesse Custer (Agent Carter's Dominic Cooper), a badass Texas preacher who, after losing his faith, learns that God has left heaven and forsaken his duties. Jesse becomes the only one who is able to track God down and hold him responsible for his abdication. Tulip O'Hare (Ruth Negga), Jesse's beer-guzzling vampire ex-girlfriend, accompanies him on his quest for answers. But the story doesn't end there: The Saint of Killers, an immortal killing machine and Western lone gunman type, is hot on their trail with his sights set on Jesse. The cast includes True Blood's Lucy Griffiths as Emily Woodrow, a church organist and Jesse's loyal right hand; This Is England's Joseph Gilgun as Irish vampire Cassidy; and Ian Colletti as Eugene Root (aka Arseface).
Preacher has had a long road to the screen. First put in development in 2008 as a feature film, This Is the End duo Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg as well as Breaking Bad's Sam Catlin are adapting the comic for AMC via Sony Pictures Television. Catlin will executive produce and serve as showrunner. Original Films' Neal Moritz, Vivian Cannon, Ori Marmur, Ken Levin and Jason Netter are also on board to exec produce. James Weaver will oversee the project, which was written by Catlin. Rogen and Goldberg, both big fans of the comic, will direct. Comic scribes Ennis and Dillion are on board as co-exec producers.
Check out the trailer, below. Preacher will debut in mid-2016; a specific date has not yet been announced.