Let’s say it does. This is something I posted at Liquid Diet shortly before making the decision to launch this site. It definitely is better suited here.
Count me among those who thought this comic would NEVER be adapted for movies, much less TV.
Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg have begun breaking down the story for the pilot episode of Preacher, their AMC TV show adaptation of the comic series by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon. Why did I think that one of my favorite Vertigo Comics series ever (right behindSandman and fighting for second with Y the Last Man, Sandman Mystery Theater and Swamp Thing (Alan Moore issues), would ever be broadcast to a (relatively, this is AMC after all) mass audience?
Preacher follows Reverend Jesse Custer, a tough Texas preacher who has lost his faith, has learned that God has left Heaven and abandoned His responsibilities. He finds himself the only person capable of tracking God down, demanding answers, and making Him answer for His dereliction of duty. Accompanying Jesse on his journey is his former girlfriend and a friendly vampire who seems to prefer a pint in the pub to the blood of the innocent. On his tail is one of the most iconic bad guys in print – an immortal, unstoppable killing machine named the Saint of Killers – a western lone gunman archetype whose sole purpose is to hunt and kill Jesse.
I can already hear the Christianist wingnuts going wing-nutty.