HBO Hears Word of 'Preacher'
The network has begun developing an hour-long series based on the comic, about a disillusioned minister who, after merging with a supernatural being called
Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon, the creators of "Preacher," will be co-exec producers.
"Preacher" earned a cult following during its late 1990s run for its handling of spiritual issues, as well as its gallows humor and atmospheric visuals, which often draw on the language of westerns. After merging with Genesis and gaining superhuman powers, preacher Jesse Custer sets off to find God with his trigger-happy ex-girlfriend, Tulip, and an Irish vampire named Cassidy.
The HBO pilot is the latest of several attempts to adapt "Preacher"; none of the previous efforts made it all the way through the process. The most prominent of those was a movie with "X-Men" star