Monday, 28 July 2008

HBO to make Preacher TV series



According to the Hollywood Reporter, HBO is developing a one-hour television series based on the Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon comic book Preacher. Mark Steven Johnson who wrote Daredevil and Ghost Rider is penning the pilot episode with Howard Deutch attached to direct. Johnson and Deutch will also take up executive produce duties along with Michael De Luca, George Agusto, Chris Bender and JC Spink.

Preacher tells the story of Jesse Custer, a down-and-out preacher in the small Texas town of Annville who is accidentally possessed by a supernatural creature named ‘Genesis’ in an incident which kills his entire congregation and flattens his church. Custer, driven by a strong sense of right and wrong, goes on a journey across the United States attempting to (literally) find God, who abandoned Heaven the moment Genesis was born. He also begins to discover the truth about his new powers, which allow him to command the obedience of those who hear his words. He is joined by his old girlfriend Tulip O’Hare, as well as a hard-drinking Irish vampire named Cassidy.

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