We’ve all been wrestling with emptiness following the Breaking Bad finale, and with Mad Men entering a split final season, it was easy to slip into dark thoughts like, “This is The End.” Cue irony: AMC confirms it’s teaming with This is The End duo Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg to adapt Vertigo’s 1990s comic book series Preacher. The dream team doesn’t stop there: Breaking Bad‘s Sam Catlin is on board to executive produce and serve as showrunner. Buzz surrounding the project has been percolating for months, including a report right here at Nerdist in November.
Preacher follows bad-ass Texas clergyman Jesse, his girlfriend Tulip O’Hare, and hard-drinking Irish vampire Cassidy as they track down God to hold him accountable for abandoning his duties in heaven. It’s been a long road for Preacher, which has been through numerous reincarnations: as a film with Sam Mendes attached to direct; as an earlier film from Kevin Smith and starring James Marsden; and as a TV show for HBO (the network ultimately passed).
Preacher joins Vince Gilligan’s Breaking Bad spinoff, Better Call Saul, and a Robert Kirkman Walking Dead spinoff on AMC’s drama slate.