In the last 2 weeks, the trailers for FOX's [Gotham](series:1127075), NBC's [Constantine](movie:874314) and CW's [The Flash](movie:15273) have all been released and all of them seem to have become equally popular and are being appreciated by all. But DC's TV invasion doesn't end here. Now, AMC is producing a live action adaptation for [Preacher](movie:1082910) from DC's Vertigo Imprint.
I've read the synopsis and the storyline seems good to me. Moreover, Seth Rogen says AMC’s ‘Preacher’ will deviate from the comics' storyline.
“Me and Evan are writing it right now with the help of Sam Catlin, and we’ve come up with a lot of incredibly crazy ideas,” he said. “It’s a fun thing to riff on and talk about. We’re definitely trying to expand on some of the ideas in the comic and make it that … we love most of the main cornerstones of the comic but we’re trying to make it that even if you’ve read the comic you should not know exactly what to expect from the TV show.”
It’s hard to believe that Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon’s Preacher comic book series is finally, officially moving toward becoming a TV series. The story of a preacher who speaks with the voice of God and his friends – a drug addicted Irish vampire and an expert markswoman-slash-ex-girlfriend – seems just a little too odd for Hollywood. And yet Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen are partnered to produce it with Breaking Bad‘s Sam Catlin on board as showrunner and Ennis himself in the mix, consulting on the creative side. The sure-to-be-bizarre product of their combined efforts will air on Breaking Bad‘s former network, AMC, and Goldberg/Rogen promise plenty of weirdness and edge-pushing TV in the vein of The Walking Dead.
“It seems like the language is going to be the most restrictive thing, but that I’m not worried about,” Rogen continued, recounting a recent meeting that brought him, Goldberg, Ennis, Catlin, and AMC executives into a room together. “[The] religious stuff, they’re totally cool with. The violence, they’re totally cool with. The nudity is hard, but we can find ways around that.”
Moreover, they want to make it [The Walking Dead](series:201193) way.
“They’ve implied they want us to go on a Walking Dead-type path. That seems to be their strategy,” Goldberg said of the network response.
Personally, I feel we will be seeing another wonderful TV show like THE WALKING DEAD.
Moreover, CW has a live action take on DC's [Hourman](series:1166885) in development which may revolve around Rex Tyler or Rick Tyler who with the help of a special pill which grants them superpowers for an hour. Also, they can foresee the events taking place an hour later. The concept is good though the protagonist is not too familiar or popular. It can surely bring profit to CW.
Also, another property of DC's Vertigo imprint, [DMZ](series:1233634) based on a civil war is also up for a live action adaptation.