The Walking Dead, Daredevil, Jessica Jones, The Flash, Gotham. What do all these have in common? (I mean, apart from being a really rad list of recent TV Series.)
They are all graphic novels, or comics if you prefer to call them that. Over the last half decade, more often than not, the best TV has taken inspiration directly from the pages of some of the most well known graphic novels of our time. The next series to be treated to the ol’ idiot-box transition, is Preacher.
Preacher tells the story of, well, a preacher, as he searches for God who has all but abandoned his post and left humanity to rot in it’s own filth. Throw in a few demons, (both of the human and hell variety) A bunch of Angels who are far from Angelic, a vampire and a bastard offspring named Genesis who happens to possess our dear preacher friend and you have yourself one helluva violence filled, sex addicted, sin loving series that should make even the most hardened TV goer shift uncomfortably on their ass.
The series is being developed by Evan Goldberg, Seth Rogen and Sam Catlin for the AMC network, the same network that played host to Breaking Bad and continues to release The Walking Dead. Recently, Rogan gave us a glimpse of one of the more memorable characters from the Graphic Novels, Arseface, a boy from an abusive household who attempts to take his own life by reenacting his hero, Kurt Cobain’s final moments.
Preacher premieres on May 22nd on AMC.