Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg and Breaking Bad’s Sam Catlin are still gearing up for their AMC adaptation of Garth Ennis’ “Preacher.” With “Breaking Bad” done and “Mad Men” wrapping up, it’s crucial that AMC makes the right play with this series. Hopefully the politics and bad decisions that have mired “The Walking Dead” don’t creep in.
At the very least it sounds like things are off to a good start, and that they’re taking their time to crack the story properly. Goldberg and his co-producer James Weaver spoke to Collider recently, telling them that “all of us are just talking about the three main characters right now. We’re not talking about the visuals whatsoever. We all agree it’s a story about three characters, and we need to crack that for television, and we’ve been meeting with Sam to try and get that done. But there have been no visual conversations yet, but I imagine it will lean heavily on the fact that it is a Southern American, Texas-based story for the large potion of it. And when you chat with Garth, it’s clear that cowboy movies were a massive influence, so I feel like we’ll probably derive some of our look from that. But we also want to be as original as possible. We definitely haven’t gotten into the visual part of the conversation yet”
If you’re a fan of “Preacher” head over to Collider for a few more interesting nuggets.