Last night, AMC debuted its newest television show based on a comic book, Preacher! Developed by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, The Blot is super excited that we are finally getting a live action Preacher television show. This has been a passion project for Seth and Evan for years now, and I honestly never thought a show based on the Vertigo/DC Comics series by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon could get made – especially after HBO passed. The material is just too raw and graphic for network/cable TV. Then The Walking Dead changed everything!
As of my writing this, The Blot has not seen the Preacher series premiere. So you won’t be getting any spoilers, a review or discussion. But what did you think!?! Hopefully we were all blown away last night by Dominic Cooper's portrayal of the preacher anti-hero Jesse Custer. I have a feeling this show will not disappoint.
For those of you not familiar with the seminal comic book series, here’s the official synopsis of the new AMC television show Preacher: “Based on the popular cult comic book franchise of the same name, Preacher is a supernatural, twisted and darkly comedic drama that follows a West Texas preacher named Jesse Custer (Dominic Cooper), who is inhabited by a mysterious entity that causes him to develop a highly unusual power. Jesse, his badass ex-girlfriend Tulip (Ruth Negga) and an Irish vagabond named Cassidy (Joseph Gilgun) come together, and when they do, they are thrust into a crazy world populated by a cast of characters from Heaven, Hell and everywhere in between.”